EMOTIONAL WOUND THESAURUS

BEING VICTIMIZED BY A PERPETRATOR WHO WAS NEVER CAUGHT



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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.

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NOTES:
When one is victimized or attacked in some way, the apprehension and punishment of the perpetrator is often part of the injured party’s healing process. When the offender remains at large, the victim continues to feel vulnerable. This is true for the victims of many atrocities, including…

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WOUND CATEGORY:
Crime and Victimization, Injustice and Hardship, Traumatic Events

BASIC NEEDS OFTEN COMPROMISED BY THIS WOUND:

safety and security, self-actualization


LIES THAT MAY DEVELOP FOR CHARACTERS WITH THIS WOUND:
They will never be safe as long as the perpetrator remains free
The perpetrator has crippled them
They can’t put down roots until the guilty person is caught
They shouldn't be responsible for others, since they were unable to protect themselves
The system has failed them and can’t keep them safe
You can’t believe in anything or anyone
When you let people in, they will always take advantage

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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