EMOTIONAL WOUND THESAURUS

A NATURAL OR MAN-MADE DISASTER



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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:
Extreme weather, such as an earthquake, hurricane or tropical storm, severe electrical storm, tornado, flood, tsunami, avalanche, heat wave, or ice storm
A volcanic eruption
The meltdown of a nuclear power plant
A chemical attack or accidental gas leak
A viral outbreak
A meteor strike
A rock or mudslide caused by deforestation
Forest fires or other fires started by man
An oil spill or explosion at a well site
A dam breaking
Industrial waste leaks creating widespread contamination
Devastating droughts and famines

WOUND CATEGORY:
Traumatic Events

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

LIES THAT MAY DEVELOP FOR CHARACTERS WITH THIS WOUND:
God is punishing them (or humanity, my community, etc.)
Control is only an illusion
People can never be truly safe
They're justified to do whatever they must to stay safe
Those in power must be brought down before they get everyone killed
They're the only ones who can protect their family
The only way to stay safe is to be prepared for anything and everything
When you need them most, people let you down
Nature is dangerous and should be avoided
Everything must be questions, and no one can be trusted

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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