EMOTIONAL WOUND THESAURUS

A TERRORIST ATTACK



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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 bomb detonation
A chemical attack, such as gas being released in a subway system or a building’s filtration unit
A violent situation resulting in people being taken hostage
A biological attack, such as poisoning a water supply or releasing an airborne virus
An attack on an embassy during a hostile takeover
Cyber-terrorism (using technology in a coordinated attack to disrupt infrastructure, breech security, or steal financial data)
Eco-terrorism (attacking industries and entities believed to be harming the environment and animals within that environment)
A nuclear threat or deployment of nuclear force

WOUND CATEGORY:
Crime and Victimization, Traumatic Events

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

LIES THAT MAY DEVELOP FOR CHARACTERS WITH THIS WOUND:
They don’t deserve to live when so many good people died
They should have done something to prevent the attack
They're not safe anywhere
They can’t keep their family safe
The police only care about the rich and powerful, and everyone else has to fend for themselves
Sooner or later, the terrorists will win, so we shouldn't bother trying to build anything good for the future
It would be wrong to bring a child into this messed-up world
Only revenge will relieve their pain
Anyone of that religion (or race, belief, etc.) is untrustworthy and possibly dangerous
It’s wise to fear what’s different or unknown

THE CHARACTER MAY FEAR:
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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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