EMOTIONAL WOUND THESAURUS

A TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY



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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:
From falling and hitting one’s head
Due to a fight
From a car, bike, Jet Ski, or boating accident
From a sports injury, such as a concussion from playing football or kickboxing
Due to being kicked by a horse
Due to being shot
From something heavy falling on one’s head
Due to a daredevil activity or prank gone wrong

WOUND CATEGORY:
Disabilities and Disfigurements, Traumatic Events

BASIC NEEDS OFTEN COMPROMISED BY THIS WOUND:

physiological needs, safety and security


LIES THAT MAY DEVELOP FOR CHARACTERS WITH THIS WOUND:
They're unable to contribute in any meaningful way
They'll never be able to live a normal life
Their dreams are out of reach now
Life is no longer worth living
They're stupid
No one would want to be with them
They're dysfunctional, only part of the person they were

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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