EMOTIONAL WOUND THESAURUS

BEING RAISED BY OVERPROTECTIVE PARENTS



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NOTES:
Someone may have been raised by an overprotective parent if that parent consistently did any of the following:

EXAMPLES:
Worried constantly about one’s safety
Enforced confining rules (early curfews, not allowing dating, etc.) meant to keep one safe
Discouraged experimentation and taking risks
Made all of one’s decisions
Constantly hovered
Intervened before mistakes could be made, removing the chance for one to learn and solve problems
Chose one’s friends, rather than trusting one to make those choices
Were overly suspicious of organizations, the government, religions, etc.
Taught fear (i.e., of being victimized) to ensure one would heed their advice

WOUND CATEGORY:
Misplaced Trust and Betrayals, Specific Childhood Wounds

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

LIES THAT MAY DEVELOP FOR CHARACTERS WITH THIS WOUND:
I’m incapable of making my own decisions.
People will take advantage of me if I’m not careful.
The world is a dangerous place where bad things are likely to happen.
Being safe is the most important thing.
Mistakes and failure must be avoided at all costs.
I need someone looking out for me.
It’s better to let others lead because they are more suited than I am.
People in power only want to control the rest of us.

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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