EMOTIONAL WOUND THESAURUS

BEING LET DOWN BY A TRUSTED ORGANIZATION OR SOCIAL SYSTEM



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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:
An employee witnessing corruption within his or her company
Discovering that a charity one supports is scamming people out of their money
A prisoner-of-war (POW) being abandoned by his government
A veteran being denied medical or psychological care
Discovering a trusted news network is slanting reports or ignoring stories based on politics or ratings
Being found guilty of a crime one didn’t commit
A child being abused or neglected in the foster care system
A student telling teachers and administration about bullying and being dismissed, ignored, or blamed
Dedicating one’s life to a company only to be unfairlyfired or laid off
Families suffering in a war-torn area while the government does nothing to help
A minority being mistreated by the police
Voters finding out that an election was rigged
Citizens discovering that their government aided terrorists and the country’s enemies
Citizens learning that the person in charge of the country is a puppet doing someone else’s bidding
Parents learning that a child’s education was undermined by curriculum and testing experiments
A citizen discovering that the government approved unhealthy foods or medicines to maintain working relationships with certain lobbyists or companies
Parishioners learning about hypocritical or abusive behavior by the clergy
Citizens falling sick and learning that a local corporation’s illegal environmental practices are to blame

WOUND CATEGORY:
Misplaced Trust and Betrayals

BASIC NEEDS OFTEN COMPROMISED BY THIS WOUND:

love and belonging, esteem and recognition


LIES THAT MAY DEVELOP FOR CHARACTERS WITH THIS WOUND:
They were too stupid and gullible to see the truth
Big corporations and organizations are always self-serving and unethical
Everyone has an agenda
Educating ourselves is pointless since we’re always being misled
It’s better to not engage than to join a group and be betrayed
Everybody lies

THE CHARACTER MAY FEAR:
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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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