Friday, August 28, 2015

Showing Emotion #1 DEFEAT


Definition: The feeling of having been mastered, conquered, or bested 

Physical Signals: 
Chin lowering to one's chest
Hands that go limp
A long, low sigh
A thickening voice
Backing Away 
Thick Swallows
Sagging Posture 
Vacant Eyes

Internal Sensations: 
Feeling a pulse in one's throat
Wheezing breaths 
A lack of energy 
A painful lump in one's throat 
Limbs that feel to heavy to move or lift

Mental Responses: 
A desire to flee or be alone
Worrying that others will fell let down or disappointed

Cues of Acute or Long-term Defeat: 
A quaking or trembling body
Uncontrollable Tears 

May Escalate to:

Cues of Suppressed Defeat: 
False Bravado
Shouting, Cursing
A flinty Gaze
Using Anger to feed strength 
Repeating the word 'No'

To Find more info on Showing Emotion check out the Book "The Emotion Thesaurus" by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi 

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