EMOTIONAL WOUND THESAURUS

A HOUSE FIRE



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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.

NOTE: We realize that sometimes a wound we profile may have personal meaning, stirring up the past for some of our readers. It is not our intent to create emotional turmoil. Please know that we research each wounding topic carefully to treat it with the utmost respect.
EXAMPLES:
Due to faulty wiring
Caused by a lightning strike
Due to a grease fire in the kitchen
Because of unattended food burning on the stove
When a space heater was left on
Caused by a dirty chimney
Due to careless smokers
Because a child was playing with matches
When flammable liquids ignited
Because a candle was left burning near a curtain
Due to frayed Christmas tree lights
Because of arson
From a forest fire or wildfire
When an elderly family member suffering from dementia left the stove on

WOUND CATEGORY:
Traumatic Events

BASIC NEEDS OFTEN COMPROMISED BY THIS WOUND:
physiological needs, safety and security

LIES THAT MAY DEVELOP FOR CHARACTERS WITH THIS WOUND:
They can’t be trusted with anything important (if they feel at fault)
They can’t trust important things to anyone but themselves (if they're not at fault)
It’s better not to get attached to anyone or anything
They can’t ever be truly safe
If they stay in one place long enough, something bad will inevitably happen
Through meticulous planning, they can keep something like this from happening again
They must cling tightly to their loved ones to keep them safe

THE CHARACTER MAY FEAR:
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POSSIBLE RESPONSES AND RESULTS:
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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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