EMOTIONAL WOUND THESAURUS

BEARING THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR MANY DEATHS



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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.
NOTES:
Not all people who are responsible for the deaths of others will have this wound, only those who feel remorse.

EXAMPLES:
Soldiers and military leaders
People in charge of a country’s security (the United States’ FBI and CIA, for example)
Pilots who drop bombs on populated areas
Scientists who create weapons for bioterrorism or mass destruction
Violent cult memberswho kill frequently because of their beliefs
Fringe military groups and extremists that carry out kidnappings, violence, and genocide
Serial killers and spree murderers
Factory owners who knowingly pollute the environment, causing human and animal deaths
Assassins and violent criminals
Death row technicians
Executives and employees of insurance companies that deny health coverage
An airline pilot, train engineer, bus driver, etc. involved in a crash that causes many deaths
A drunk driver who causes a large-scale accident
Maintenance workers cutting corners that result in deaths (e.g., faulty carbon monoxide monitors being installed in an apartment building)
Those responsible for mass animal deaths (avid hunters, scientists who experiment on animals, slaughterhouse technicians, veterinarians that euthanize unwanted animals, etc.)
People who work in fur farms or other animal-product industries

WOUND CATEGORY:
Failures and Mistakes, Traumatic Events

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

LIES THAT MAY DEVELOP FOR CHARACTERS WITH THIS WOUND:
They can never make up for what they did
They're a monster
People will hate them if they find out about their crime
They don’t deserve forgiveness, only punishment
They should have known what was going to happen and tried to prevent it
If they had made a better decision, people would still be alive
They can’t trust their own judgment
No good can balance such evil

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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