EMOTIONAL WOUND THESAURUS

DECLARING BANKRUPTCY



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NOTES:
A bankruptcy may be business-related, or personal and often result from three core causes: money mismanagement, a health crisis, and a divorce or breakup. Changes in the economy can also be a factor, especially if the character lacks the education they need to manage risk effectively.

WOUND CATEGORY:
Failures and Mistakes

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

LIES THAT MAY DEVELOP FOR CHARACTERS WITH THIS WOUND:
They're a loser
They can’t provide for their family
They shouldn’t be in charge of others’ well-being
Everyone thinks they're a failure
They have to keep up appearances no matter what the cost
They need to know where every penny is going to keep from falling into the same trap
Without money and success, they have no value
Having a safety net will bring happiness
Having fun now means paying for it later

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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