EMOTIONAL WOUND THESAURUS

GETTING LOST IN A NATURAL ENVIRONMENT



Never struggle with Show-and-Tell again. Sign up and activate your free trial, Sign in as a subscriber to view the Emotional Wound Thesaurus in its entirety, or visit the Table of Contents to explore unlocked entries.

START MY 2-WEEK FREE TRIAL

HELPFUL TIP:

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.
NOTES:
Getting lost for a short time can be frightening, but it doesn't usually have long-lasting effects. Being lost and alone for an extended period of time, though, can alter a person's psyche in many ways. For that reason, this entry will focus on scenarios in which the character was lost and on their own for a long time.

EXAMPLES:
Getting lost in the woods
Being lost in the mountains
Getting lost in a desert
Losing one's way while hiking or camping
Being adrift on the ocean

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 incompetent
Their instincts can't be trusted
They need others to rescue them
To never be helpless again, they must prepare for everything
When they take chances, they risk death
If they're put in charge, they'll end up failing others
Nothing they do matters because everything is determined by fate
Nature is unpredictable and should be avoided

THE CHARACTER MAY FEAR:
...

POSSIBLE RESPONSES AND RESULTS:
...

POSITIVE ATTRIBUTES THAT MAY RESULT:
...

NEGATIVE TRAITS THAT MAY RESULT:
...

TRIGGERS THAT MIGHT AGGRAVATE THIS WOUND:
...

STEPS TOWARD HEALING:
...

OPPORTUNITIES TO FACE OR OVERCOME THIS WOUND:
...