EMOTIONAL WOUND THESAURUS

A SPEECH IMPEDIMENT



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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:
Stuttering
Muteness (being unable to speak)
Speech sound disorders and lisps
Speech issues due to a damaged larynx or injuries to the mouth or throat, such as a cleft palate

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:
People hate listening to them speak and can’t wait to get away from them
They have nothing worth saying anyway
They can never make a difference because of their speech
It’s better just to keep quiet
They're not romantic material
Even if they have something important to say, no one will take them seriously because of their speech
It’s better to avoid relationships because they lead to ridicule
They're an embarrassment to the people they're with
No one understands what it's like to have a speech impediment
They can never be a leader, only a follower

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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