- Shuffling one’s feet
- Pulling or tugging at the clothes
- Cold hands
- A hesitating nod
- Swallowing more than usual
- Avoiding speaking or open agreement
- Wincing as others agree or commend someone for their solution
- Rubbing the back of the neck
- Dry-washing one’s hands
- Shaking the head
- Coughing as one agrees or supports a doubtful decision or stance
- Sharing a look with an ally, raising eyebrows to convey feelings
- Making alternative suggestions…
Turn up the heat on your protagonist by adding conditions that will alter his mood and make him more emotionally reactive.
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