EMOTIONAL WOUND THESAURUS

GROWING UP IN THE SHADOW OF A SUCCESSFUL SIBLING



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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 a sibling who excelled at a sport
Living with a brother who was gifted in the arts
Being raised with a sister who succeeded academically
Being overshadowed by a sibling who was a celebrity
Having a sibling who was a prodigy
One's sibling being extremely popular or well-liked
Growing up alongside a sibling who was incredibly beautiful or handsome
Having a sibling who excelled at everything he or she did

WOUND CATEGORY:
Specific Childhood Wounds

BASIC NEEDS OFTEN COMPROMISED BY THIS WOUND:
love and belonging, esteem and recognition, self-actualization

LIES THAT MAY DEVELOP FOR CHARACTERS WITH THIS WOUND:
They're ugly (or stupid, clumsy, etc.)
They're not good at anything
They'll never be able to distinguish themselves
They have nothing to offer
They can’t compete, so it’s pointless to try
People will always be more interested in the sibling than in them
No matter what they do in life, it won’t be good enough
If you want people to love you, you have to stand out


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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