EMOTIONAL WOUND THESAURUS

A CARJACKING



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Emotional wounds will steer a character's behavior, corrupt his worldview, and cause negative traits to form. To understand exactly how this occurs, please read our tutorial for the Wound Thesaurus.

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EXAMPLES:
Being forced out of one's car and it being stolen and driven away
Being forced to drive one's car to an isolated location under threat of violence by the carjacker

WOUND CATEGORY:
Crime and Victimization, Traumatic Events

BASIC NEEDS OFTEN COMPROMISED BY THIS WOUND:

safety and security, esteem and recognition


LIES THAT MAY DEVELOP FOR CHARACTERS WITH THIS WOUND:
They were targeted because they were weak
They froze in the moment and can’t be depended upon in an emergency
They can’t be truly safe
They can’t keep their family safe
Acquiring material items is pointless since they’ll only be taken away
Trying to look for the good in this world is naïve
The police are impotent and can’t protect anyone
The only way to combat violence is with violence

THE CHARACTER MAY FEAR:
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POSITIVE ATTRIBUTES THAT MAY RESULT:
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NEGATIVE TRAITS THAT MAY RESULT:
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TRIGGERS THAT MIGHT AGGRAVATE THIS WOUND:
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STEPS TOWARD HEALING:
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OPPORTUNITIES TO FACE OR OVERCOME THIS WOUND:
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