EMOTIONAL WOUND THESAURUS

LOSING A LIMB



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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:
Due to a birth defect
In a vehicular accident
Because of a machine malfunction in a factory or workshop
Due to an illness or disease, such as cancer, vascular disease, arterial disease, or diabetes
In a farming accident
From an animal attack
As a result of a bacterial infection that didn't respond to antibiotics
Because of gangrene
Because of frostbite
While serving in the military

WOUND CATEGORY:
Disabilities and Disfigurements, Traumatic Events

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

LIES THAT MAY DEVELOP FOR CHARACTERS WITH THIS WOUND:
They will never be whole
No one will find them attractive
When people look at them, they only see the disfigurement
The life they wanted is over
They deserve what happened (if they claim fault for the loss)
They can’t take care of anyone, including themselves
They're a burden to their family
Everyone would be better off without 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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