Physical features should do more than simply describe how a character looks. Just like their occupation or area of giftedness, a character's appearance can say a great deal about them. Hinting at traits through clothing choices, alluding to an emotional state through movements, and highlighting certain details for comparison or contrast purposes can help readers form opinions on who the character really is.
COMMON ACTIONS AND ALTERNATIVE WORDS TO DENOTE THEM:
EMOTIONS AND RELATED GESTURES:
Anger is often expressed by a tightening of the muscles, making the arms seem stiffened or hardened. Angry characters will often cross their arms, reinforcing the tight and closed-off look.