EMOTIONAL WOUND THESAURUS

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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:
Learning about a pastor’s affair
A teacher’s arrest or coach’s drug peddling being discovered
A parent being charged with propositioning a prostitute
An older sibling being caught selling drugs
A respected boss being caught embezzling from a business or nonprofit organization
A family member scamming seniors out of pension checks
A favorite uncle or aunt being accused of child abuse
One’s parent or sibling lying about a severe addiction (to drugs, alcohol, gambling, etc.)
Close friends who preach Christian values but are involved in unethical activities
A parent or close friend’s infidelity
A family member or friend who was on the take, like a police officer or judge
An athletic cousin who preached clean living but was caught doping for a competition
A beloved relative’s bad choices that led to public humiliation and dragged the family name through the mud

WOUND CATEGORY:
Misplaced Trust and Betrayals

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

LIES THAT MAY DEVELOP FOR CHARACTERS WITH THIS WOUND:
People are all hypocrites
There is no one to look up to
They can’t be an example for others; they’ll just fail like everyone else
They need to be more of a taker if they want to make it in the world
No one else is a good person, so it's pointless to try to be that way
It's stupid to work hard when the world rewards cheaters
Others will always abuse their trust, so it's better to keep their distance
Following rules is for chumps
At the end of the day, everyone is just out for themselves
People pretend to be genuine, but they aren’t

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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