Sometimes it is hard to find words to convey what one sees or hears in an objective way. The list below will assist you when working on documentation at the end of your day.
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Emotional State:

agitated
anxious
apprehensive
belligerent
brooding
calm
cheerful
confused
dazed
dazed
dejected
demonstrative
depressed
despondent
disappointed
disconcerted
disconsolate
disturbed
eager
energetic
enthusiastic
frustrated
gloomy
happy
hostile
indignant
irritable
low-spirited
matter-of-fact
melancholy
miserable
morose
motivated
negative
outraged
overwhelmed
panicky
positive
relaxed
remorseful
resentful
sad
sombre
subdued
sullen
tearful
tense
threatening
troubled
unhappy
unsettled

Posture

drooping
flabby
flaccid
head down
inflexible
limp
rigid
sagging
slumped
soft
stiff
tense

Cognitive Resoning

agitated
alert
aware
coherent
communicative
disturbed
extroverted
grandiose
incoherent
introverted
lateral
modest
nervous
neurotic
perturbed
racing
rational
relaxed
troubled
vigilant
fixated

Health

ailing
ashen
dizzy
drained of colour
faint
feeble
morbid
nauseous
pale
pallid
pasty
poorly
queasy
sick
unconscious
unwell
weak
lucid

Behaviour

aggressive
antagonistic
arrogant
arrogant
belligerent
bold
bold
brash
contrary
destructive
diffident
hesitant
hesitant
hostile
insecure
insolent
interfering
intrusive
modest
resistive
shy
snobbish
vulgar
reactive

State of Mind

aware
bemused
bewildered
clear
confused
delusional
disoriented
dull
focused
hallucinations
irate
perceptive
preoccupied
puzzled
sensitive
sharp
frustrated
unsettled

Useful Terms & Words:

appears
convey
declined
demonstrates
inconsistent
noted
observed
resist
seems
state
tolerant
receptive

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LynneMaree 12th Jan 2016
Very helpful .. Thank you
Stephanie 5th Aug 2015
wow..love this site..so HELPFUL!!!!!
Ellen 14th Jul 2015
thank you I found this very helpful as well
Julianne 6th Feb 2015
This I found very helpful.
Stephanie 3rd Dec 2014
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