EMOTIONAL WOUND THESAURUS

BEING HELD CAPTIVE



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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:
Being kidnapped and held for ransom
Being held kept captive for an extended period of time
Being captured and sold into slavery
Being kidnapped by one’s biological parent or other relative to start a new life elsewhere

WOUND CATEGORY:
Crime and Victimization, Traumatic Events

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

LIES THAT MAY DEVELOP FOR CHARACTERS WITH THIS WOUND:
They're an easy mark, a target. People will always try to victimize them
They'll never be the same, never be whole
The others didn’t make it out; they shouldn’t have either
Their captor wasn’t all bad. (Stockholm syndrome)
Their judgment is faulty and can’t be trusted (if they believe they were at fault)
The only person they can trust or count on is themselves.
Specific beliefs caused by a captor’s brainwashing: No one loves them, they deserve to be punished, etc.

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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