EMOTIONAL WOUND THESAURUS

BEING TRAPPED IN A COLLAPSED BUILDING



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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:
In the aftermath of a plane crash
After a car accident, when a passenger is deceased and one is disabled and awaiting rescue
Waking up in a mass grave
Being kidnapped and tossed into a trunk with another victim who is deceased
Being held somewhere with other prisoners who have died
Being abandoned in a hospital with dead patients because of a sudden mass evacuation
Waking up in a coffin with the previous occupant still inside
Being the only survivor in a collapsed building and needing rescue
A child being left in an apartment with a parent who overdosed or died suddenly
Being put in a room with a dead body as a form of twisted punishment
Having one’s companions pass away and being beyond immediate rescue (e.g., during a climbing accident in stormy weather)
Being in a hostage situation where some of the hostages have been killed but not removed

WOUND CATEGORY:
Traumatic Events

BASIC NEEDS OFTEN COMPROMISED BY THIS WOUND:
physiological needs, safety and security

LIES THAT MAY DEVELOP FOR CHARACTERS WITH THIS WOUND:
They're not safe anywhere
They need to eradicate all sin from their life or this will happen again (if they're prone to extreme religious ideology)
While they cheated death once. It won’t happen again
They should have died instead (if loved ones perished in the collapse)
Life could end at any second, so it shouldn't be wasted on sensibility and caution
Planning for the future is a waste of time
People are incompetent and not to be trusted (if the collapse was due to human error)

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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