When a character has an emotional reaction to something, it is good for he or she to have a realistic physical response to match. This is a quick graphic based on medical research as to where we actually feel the emotions in our bodies. Whether you agree or not, I hope this helps you think through your responses.
Do you have any responses that you think are missing? What are they?
This chart is from Prompt Me Novel: Creative Writing Workbook & Journal
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