EMOTIONAL WOUND THESAURUS

LIVING WITH CHRONIC PAIN OR ILLNESS



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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:
Fibromyalgia
Chronic fatigue syndrome
ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease)
Alzheimer’s disease
Asthma
Cancer
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Cystic fibrosis
Epilepsy
Heart disease
Autoimmune diseases (multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, diabetes, inflammatory bowel syndrome)
Chronic STDs (herpes, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis B and C)
Ongoing pain resulting from arthritis, an injury, past surgeries, nerve damage, or migraines

WOUND CATEGORY:
Disabilities and Disfigurements

BASIC NEEDS OFTEN COMPROMISED BY THIS WOUND:

physiological needs, safety and security, esteem and recognition, self-actualization


LIES THAT MAY DEVELOP FOR CHARACTERS WITH THIS WOUND:
My life will never be any better than this.
I’m useless. I’d be better off dead.
The doctors are right; it’s all in my head.
I’m a burden to my loved ones.
I’m being punished for something I’ve done.
This life isn’t worth living.

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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