EMOTIONAL WOUND THESAURUS

BEING THE PRODUCT OF A RAPE



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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.
NOTES:
This discovery, at any age, will be difficult and can lead to many self-worth and identity concerns. But the fallout can have greater impact if the child learns of his or her lineage at a formative age or during an already difficult time. Other factors to consider are the responses of those around the child who know about the situation, if the child was abused or mistreated as a result, and if he or she was raised by a biological parent or adoptive ones.

WOUND CATEGORY:
Crime and Victimization, Injustice and Hardship, Specific Childhood Wounds

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

LIES THAT MAY DEVELOP FOR CHARACTERS WITH THIS WOUND:
They are a monster because of the blood that runs through their veins
They're unworthy of being loved
This curse will follow them forever
The worst possible thing is people discovering the truth
Life would be easier if they were dead
Their parents would never have adopted them if they’d known
Their mother would have had an abortion if she could have
They're defective, a ticking time bomb
Their life is a constant reminder of the evil in the world

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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