EMOTIONAL WOUND THESAURUS

LOSING A LOVED ONE DUE TO A PROFESSIONAL'S NEGLIGENCE



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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:
At the hands of an inexperienced or impaired medical practitioner
From being given the wrong medication
In a mass transit crash (bus, taxi, plane, train, etc.) where the operator was under the influence
From illegal chemicals or toxins used in the construction of their home
From food poisoning contracted at a restaurant or through improperly managed grocery items
When a negligent chef serves food the loved one is deathly allergic to
At the public pool while the lifeguard wasn’t paying attention
In the care of an inattentive babysitter
From a misdiagnosis
When poorly constructed scaffolding collapses on a busy sidewalk
In a hostage standoff being overseen by an incompetent negotiator
Due to excessive or unnecessary police force
In a freak skydiving or bungee jumping accident with an inept instructor or defective equipment
In a car accident due to an automotive defect caused by either the manufacturer or a mechanic
On a poorly maintained amusement park ride
When a therapist doesn’t notice or act upon signs of suicide

WOUND CATEGORY:
Crime and Victimization, Misplaced Trust and Betrayals, Traumatic Events

BASIC NEEDS OFTEN COMPROMISED BY THIS WOUND:

esteem and recognition, self-actualization


LIES THAT MAY DEVELOP FOR CHARACTERS WITH THIS WOUND:
Their instincts don’t work; they were a fool for trusting the doctor (or the system, police, etc.)
It’s their fault for putting their trust in the wrong person (or company, institution, etc.)
They can’t keep their loved ones safe
They weren't thorough enough in their research
They're powerless; this could happen again and they can’t do a thing about it

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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