EMOTIONAL WOUND THESAURUS

A LEARNING DISABILITY



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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:
Dyslexia
Dysgraphia
Dyscalculia
Slow processing
Poor executive functioning skills
Visual or auditory processing disorders

WOUND CATEGORY:
Disabilities and Disfigurements

BASIC NEEDS OFTEN COMPROMISED BY THIS WOUND:
love and belonging, esteem and recognition, self-actualization

LIES THAT MAY DEVELOP FOR CHARACTERS WITH THIS WOUND:
They're defective
They're too stupid to learn
They'll never find a partner who loves them for who they are
If they engage, everyone will know how dumb they are
When they make fun of themselves, people accept them
If they worked harder or practiced more, they'd be able to succeed
They'll be rejected if people find out about the disability
Trying will always result in failure
They should go on the offensive—attack before they can be attacked

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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