EMOTION THESAURUS

VINDICATED



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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:
Being proven right, absolved of guilt, or set free

PHYSICAL SIGNALS AND BEHAVIORS:
Standing tall
Holding one’s head high
The chest being thrust out proudly
Drawing big, chest-expanding breaths
Throwing one’s head back with the eyes closed, relishing the moment
Smiling easily and broadly
Laying a fist over one’s heart and keeping it there for a moment
Using the hands to cover one’s smile, as if afraid to let it out
Shedding happy tears
Dancing or jumping in place
Nodding or closing the eyes while pressing together one’s trembling lips
Celebrating with loved ones (hugging, grabbing them, spinning them around, etc....

INTERNAL SENSATIONS:
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MENTAL RESPONSES:
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CUES OF ACUTE OR LONG TERM VINDICATED:
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MAY ESCALATE TO:
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CUES OF SUPPRESSED VINDICATED:
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MAY DE-ESCALATE TO:
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ASSOCIATED POWER VERBS:
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