EMOTION THESAURUS

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The inner landscape of your characters (especially your protagonist) is the lifeblood that runs through your story. Emotions, and how they're expressed, are tied deeply to a character’s personality and which positive traits and negative traits will manifest. To bring your readers in deeper through shared experience, consider filtering the setting descriptions through your character’s emotions while also exploring important colors, textures, and shapes through his or her senses.
DEFINITION:
To feel worthy and cherished

PHYSICAL SIGNALS AND BEHAVIORS:
Strong posture with the head held high
A purposeful stride
Taking a deep breath to center oneself in the feeling and enjoy the moment
Smiling frequently and genuinely
Trying new things (not letting fear or doubt hold one back)
Politeness (saying thank you without hesitation, never interrupting others)
Becoming more talkative with others
Maintaining strong eye contact
Making time for people
Laughter
Being positive and upbeat
An easygoing, relaxed manner
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INTERNAL SENSATIONS:
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MENTAL RESPONSES:
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CUES OF ACUTE OR LONG TERM VALUED:
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MAY ESCALATE TO:
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CUES OF SUPPRESSED VALUED:
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MAY DE-ESCALATE TO:
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ASSOCIATED POWER VERBS:
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