EMOTIONAL WOUND THESAURUS

BEING FORCED TO LEAVE ONE’S HOMELAND



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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:
Due to war
Civil unrest
Extreme poverty
Being trafficked or enslaved and sent somewhere else
A catastrophic natural disaster
The destruction of one’s environment in the name of development
A dictatorial government headed down a dangerous path
Persecution because of one’s race or ethnicity, religion, political affiliation, etc.
Being accused of a crime one hasn’t committed

WOUND CATEGORY:
Crime and Victimization, Injustice and Hardship

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

LIES THAT MAY DEVELOP FOR CHARACTERS WITH THIS WOUND:
I’ll never feel at home anywhere else.
No place will be safe for me.
I won’t fit in.
By leaving my homeland, I’m sacrificing my identity.
Cowards flee, so I guess that’s what I am.

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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