EMOTIONAL WOUND THESAURUS

LIVING IN AN EMOTIONALLY REPRESSED HOUSEHOLD



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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.
NOTES:
In this kind of household, one or both parents do not support a child's emotional growth. They use disinterest, avoidance, ridicule, or rejection to invalidate what the child feels and discourage emotional displays. Often the root cause is a mental disorder, an addiction, or a negative coping strategy stemming from a trauma that the parents experienced before the child was born.

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 not deserving of love
No one cares what they think or feel
What they think doesn’t matter because they don’t matter
It’s better to just shut up and toe the line
Joy is an impossible dream
It’s better to keep emotions in than be ridiculed for feeling them


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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