EMOTIONAL WOUND THESAURUS

BEING THE VICTIM OF A VICIOUS RUMOR



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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:
Rumors can be incredibly destructive and hurtful, whether they’re started by a friend or family member, co-worker or employer, a rival, an enemy, or a complete stranger. In today’s interconnected world, rumors can have especially far-reaching and long-lasting effects.

WOUND CATEGORY:
Crime and Victimization, Injustice and Hardship

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

LIES THAT MAY DEVELOP FOR CHARACTERS WITH THIS WOUND:
They should embrace the rumor, since people will believe it anyway
They can never achieve their hopes and dreams with this hanging over their head
If they were targeted, there must be something wrong with them
Getting back at them will even the score
Their reputation is ruined; all they can do is quit (their career, passion, business, etc.)
Deep down, people are cruel and love seeing someone be ripped apart
If you try to stand out, someone will always cut you down

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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