EMOTIONAL WOUND THESAURUS

HAVING ONE'S IDEAS OR WORK STOLEN



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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:
Telling an idea to someone at work who then presents it to higher-ups as his own
Collaborating on a successful song with a partner and receiving no credit for it
Sharing one’s writing with a critique partner who steals the essence of the story and publishes it herself
Pitching a new invention to an investor who files the patent for it under his own name
Doing most of the work on a project and a co-worker taking credit and being promoted for it
Struggling to sell one’s new product only to have a large, successful organization create the same thing and mass market it
Making an important discovery (scientific, medical, etc.) and having an employer lay claim to it
Netting a big client, then having one’s boss take the credit
Discovering that one’s software or app has been pirated and distributed, cheating one of revenue
Seeing knockoffs of one’s work being sold by others

WOUND CATEGORY:
Crime and Victimization, Injustice and Hardship, Misplaced Trust and Betrayals

BASIC NEEDS OFTEN COMPROMISED BY THIS WOUND:

esteem and recognition, self-actualization


LIES THAT MAY DEVELOP FOR CHARACTERS WITH THIS WOUND:
They'll never come up with an idea as good as that one
They're better off working alone
If you start to get ahead, someone will always pull you down
Only suckers respect the rules of good conduct
To get by in this world, you’ve got to look out for number one
No one can be trusted
You’re only guilty if you get caught

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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