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9. Writing on Disappointment

Behaviour, Feelings and Expressions of Disappointment: Avoiding eye contact Biting one’s nails Biting or chewing on one’s moustache Chewing on one’s lip Covering one’s face with hands Crinkled eyes Exhaling noisily through one’s pursed lips Frowning or scowling Gaping Grinding one’s teeth Gripping one’s upper arms (self-hugging) Holding hands behind back, one hand gripping opposite wrist or arm Hunched posture Kicking at someone or something [furniture, pet, rock, wall] Lowering one’s head Lowering one’s voice Moist eyes Monotone voice Moustache that droops above downturned lips Pale, saggy face Placing one’s arms behind back, and clasping hands Pressing one’s lips together Pronounced sigh(s) Puffy face (from crying) Rigid expression Rubbing one’s face with a hand Rubbing one’s neck Self-hugging, with a firm grip on one’s elbows Shaking one’s head Shuffling one’s feet Slumped shoulders and upper back Smiling half heartedly Swallowing hard Tightening in one’s stomach Tightness in one’s chest Trembling chin Tucking elbows in while clasping one’s wrist Twitching nose Wincing

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