Inside Out
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Character Analysis

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Overview... a vivacious leader. Joy is one of the five emotions that control a preteen girl named Riley. Because of her sunny disposition, she establishes herself as the cheery leader of her co-workers, Fear, Anger, Disgust, and Sadness. Joy absolutely adores her job and strives to ensure every single moment of Riley’s life is filled with happiness.

Personality... a literal ray of sunshine. Joy radiates happiness that glows around her at all times; she’s peppy, upbeat, and optimistic. But while she thinks of herself as a people person, she grows easily frustrated with anyone who doesn’t share her worldview. She’s happiest when she’s in charge, and she’s confident that her way is always the right way.    


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