EMOTIONAL WOUND THESAURUS

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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:
Having an addicted or disabled parent who couldn’t keep steady employment
Being raised by grandparents on a fixed budget
Living in a refugee camp
Growing up in a dangerous neighborhood
Being forced to flee one’s homeland to start over elsewhere
Becoming homeless for reasons out of one’s control

WOUND CATEGORY:
Injustice and Hardship

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:
If they don’t toughen up, they won’t make it
Right and wrong are luxuries they can’t afford
If they make one mistake, it could happen again
You do whatever it takes to survive
Money is everything
You have to fight to keep people from taking what’s yours
Life is about making sure you always have enough
The world doesn’t care about you when you’re poor

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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