EMOTION THESAURUS

VENGEFUL



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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:
Vindictiveness; a need to make someone pay for a past wrong

PHYSICAL SIGNALS AND BEHAVIORS:
Stiff posture and visible tension in one’s muscles
An intense gaze; an unblinking stare
Tension in the jaw
Holding the chin up
Expanding the chest with a full breath, then holding it in
Flexing one’s fingers or creating fists
Observing the target and biding one’s time
Constantly venting to one’s trusted circle about how one was wronged
Faking friendliness to get close to others and discern weak points to exploit
Eavesdropping in the hopes of hearing something to use against the target
Discussing the target and possible revenge scenarios with one’s supporters
Noting who and what the target cares about most
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INTERNAL SENSATIONS:
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MENTAL RESPONSES:
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CUES OF ACUTE OR LONG TERM VENGEFUL:
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MAY ESCALATE TO:
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CUES OF SUPPRESSED VENGEFUL:
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MAY DE-ESCALATE TO:
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ASSOCIATED POWER VERBS:
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