EMOTION THESAURUS

WANDERLUST



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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:
A desire to explore, travel, and experience the unknown

PHYSICAL SIGNALS AND BEHAVIORS:
Eyes that are bright and engaged
The head moving frequently to take in one’s surroundings
Good posture (shoulders back, the chest out, etc.)
Having a light step
An upbeat expression and genuine smile
Holding the head high
Taking one’s time (stopping to smell the roses)
Struggling with rules and guidelines
Wanting to be outside rather than inside
Spontaneity
Having an easygoing nature
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INTERNAL SENSATIONS:
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MENTAL RESPONSES:
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CUES OF ACUTE OR LONG TERM WANDERLUST:
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MAY ESCALATE TO:
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CUES OF SUPPRESSED WANDERLUST:
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MAY DE-ESCALATE TO:
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ASSOCIATED POWER VERBS:
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