the state of mind or sense corresponding with a particular encounter or stimulant. In therapy, whenever a patient doesn't work to acknowledge their affective structure, the professional might pull the patient's interest toward it as a main characteristic of the dialogue, thereby concentrating the patient's interest onto fundamental or unmindful emotions. Commonly referred to as feeling tone.

AFFECTIVE TONE: "Affective tone is often the difference between what one says and the inflection with which they say it, such as when a friend claims to no longer care for an ex, but their demeanor and tone say otherwise enough that another can tell they're not being honest."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "AFFECTIVE TONE," in, April 7, 2013, (accessed July 6, 2022).


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