EMOTIONAL WOUND THESAURUS

MISPLACED LOYALTY



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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:
Learning that one was a pawn for someone else
Being used by a love interest to get to one’s best friend
Discovering that a friend used the relationship to gain access to a popular group, club, or organization
Defending a friend and discovering that he or she was guilty of the accusation
Being thrown under the bus by a family member
Trusting a mentor with a secret only to have him or her tell someone else
Overhearing a close friend’s hurtful gossip
Being excluded from one’s group based on unfair criteria like race, sexual orientation, immaturity, personal values, etc.
Having a family member choose someone else over oneself
Standing by someone who doesn’t return the favor when the chips are down
Being physically intimate with someone and learning the person wasn’t interested in a relationship
Doing a favor for a friend, then learning that the activity was illegal (e.g., delivering a package that ended up containing drugs, evidence in a court case, or laundered money)
Being let down by a trusted organization or social system
Telling the police the truth but not being believed
Having one’s ideas or work stolen by a relative

WOUND CATEGORY:
Misplaced Loyalty and Betrayals

BASIC NEEDS OFTEN COMPROMISED BY THIS WOUND:

love and belonging, esteem and recognition


LIES THAT MAY DEVELOP FOR CHARACTERS WITH THIS WOUND:
They can’t trust their own instincts
They're gullible enough to believe anything anyone says
They need to look out for themselves
People are only looking out for number one
You're a fool if you believe that people are deserving of loyalty
No one can be trusted

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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