EMOTIONAL WOUND THESAURUS

GROWING UP IN THE PUBLIC EYE



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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:
Coming from a family with extreme wealth
Having a parent who is important and well connected (e.g., the head of a government organization)
Having a parent who is a famous movie star, entertainer, athlete, etc.
Being part of a royal family
Being part of a very old and powerful family—of aristocrats, for example
Having an infamous parent, such as a serial killer or terrorist bomber
Being famous oneself (a singing prodigy, an actor, a beauty queen, etc.)
Being famous for an unusual talent, like being able to talk to the dead or heal people
Coming from a political family (of senators, governors, diplomats, etc.)

WOUND CATEGORY:
Specific Childhood Wounds

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 don’t know who they are, only what they're supposed to be
They can’t afford to make mistakes
People expect them to be just like their famous mother (or father, grandparent, etc.)
Everyone wants them to fail because they're famous
People only want to use them for my fame
The cards are stacked against them (if the fame is negative)
Without their fame, they're nothing

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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