EMOTIONAL WOUND THESAURUS

IDENTITY THEFT



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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:
A criminal obtaining personal documents and assuming one’s identity
Having one’s passport duplicated and used to illegally bring a criminal into the country
One’s bank account or investments being drained by someone with false documents
Accruing debt when someone clones one’s card
Being harassed by creditors, police, or criminals because another person has assumed one’s identity
Online accounts being created in one’s name for cyber-bullying purposes
A spoof online account being created by a rival who seeks to ruin one’s reputation
Being billed for Medicare when one’s identity is stolen, affecting one’s ability to obtain insurance
A friend or family member posing as oneself and then doing something to stain one’s reputation
One’s fingerprints or DNA being used by someone to implicate one in a crime
Having one’s image photo-shopped into compromising situations and shared online for revenge
One’s personal information being used to create a fake account at an unsavory sex or predator site
One’s email being hacked and used to send criminal threats or damaging information

WOUND CATEGORY:
Crime and Victimization

BASIC NEEDS OFTEN COMPROMISED BY THIS WOUND:
physiological needs, safety and security, esteem and recognition

LIES THAT MAY DEVELOP FOR CHARACTERS WITH THIS WOUND:
Trying to make a better life is useless because someone will just take it from them
They were targeted because they were weak
People don’t respect them because they're not worthy of respect
They can’t trust their information with anyone
Control is an illusion; what they have can be taken away at any time
Their name will never be fully cleared; they'll always be limited by what happened
No one can help when times get tough, especially the police

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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