Sometimes you hear about an actor getting a lot of crap because they never seem to display more than one emotion, despite everything that's going on around them. This is something that players can fall victim to in their roleplays too. A character might be bouncy-happy excited all the time, even when something very terrifying or somber is going on. Or a character is always brooding and standing darkly in a corner, while everyone else is shocked and appalled at a situation. It's very important to be able to express emotion and changes of emotion when they are appropriate for a scene. Otherwise your character comes off flat and like they have NO emotions or personality. In this exercise, you are going to start off the scene with one emotion and then transition in to a second one. You pick the setting, location, situation and emotions. But you MUST start with one emotion, and then display a second one in response to a changing situation. SOME THINGS TO THINK ABOUT Physical cues are a great way of expressing emotions. Thoughts can express emotions. Dialogue from the character can express emotions. Emotions can be triggered by an outside influence or by a character's own thoughts or actions. Emotions are not always flipped like a light switch. Often they are built up to. Don't forget to add in anything you think of!