EMOTIONAL WOUND THESAURUS

BEING TREATED AS PROPERTY



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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:
Being prostituted
Being enslaved
Being sold to another person
Having one’s marriage arranged against one’s will
Being given to traffickers
Being raised as a donor (organs, marrow, etc.) for a family member
Being forced to do things one doesn’t want to do in order to benefit others
One’s value being determined by how much money, power, or prestige a special quality such as beauty, strength, or virtue may bring

WOUND CATEGORY:
Crime and Victimization, Injustice and Hardship, Misplaced Trust and Betrayals, Traumatic Events

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

LIES THAT MAY DEVELOP FOR CHARACTERS WITH THIS WOUND:
They have no value
They exist merely to benefit others
What they want doesn’t matter
They'll never be free
Their will is not their own
They're no better than an animal
They'll only be free in death
This must be what love looks like
This is normal

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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