EMOTIONAL WOUND THESAURUS

A SIBLING’S BETRAYAL



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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:
A sibling starting false rumors or perpetuating existing ones
A sister exposing one’s shameful or embarrassing secret, like drug use or deviant behavior
A brother reporting one’s crime to the authorities
A sister taking sides with one’s rivals out of spite or to gain an advantage
Siblings who stage an intervention for drug addiction, drinking, or hoarding
A sister misrepresenting the truth to one’s parents to gain their favor
One’s twin openly acting inappropriately around one’s husband or wife, then denying it
A brother engaging in an affair with one’s partner
A sibling who turns others (family members, friends, a love interest, etc.) against one
A sibling taking advantage of a caregiver role to steal funds from one’s elderly parents

WOUND CATEGORY:
Misplaced Trust and Betrayals

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

LIES THAT MAY DEVELOP FOR CHARACTERS WITH THIS WOUND:
Whatever they have, someone will always take it
Their sibling only wants to hold them back or ruin their life
Their sibling likes to hurt them however she can
Blood is no thicker than water
They'll always be one-upped by their sibling, so it's stupid to try to excel
Even their family doesn’t respect them
They're gullible and weak
They'd be better off as an only child
When you let people get close, they stab you in the back

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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