EMOTIONAL WOUND THESAURUS

POOR JUDGMENT LEADING TO UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES



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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:
A dive off a bridge that results in serious injury
Peer pressure that leads to a bad accident
A prank or dare gone wrong
Being arrested after a stupid stunt or foolish choice
Drinking and driving that results in a car being totaled
Drinking too much and falling into a bonfire
Irresponsible drinking on a boat that ends in an accident or drowning
Purposely not telling others where one is going and ending up in trouble, far from help
Street racing that leads to injury or death
Taking drugs without knowing what they are and ending up in the hospital
Ditching a friend who is then attacked or injured
Attempting a stunt (jumping off a roof, car surfing, etc.) and ending up with head trauma
Playing with fire and causing a destructive blaze
Fooling around with a chainsaw or axe and getting hurt
Driving underage and accidentally hitting someone
Messing around with a gun and accidentally shooting oneself or another
Shoving or wrestling that causes the other party to fall down stairs or out a window
Filming oneself doing something humiliating or inappropriate and having it uploaded to social media
Investing money in an unknown venture and losing it all
Gambling more than one can afford to lose

WOUND CATEGORY:
Failures and Mistakes

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

LIES THAT MAY DEVELOP FOR CHARACTERS WITH THIS WOUND:
One stupid mistake nearly ruined their life, so they can never screw up again
Other people should make the important decisions
Planning for every contingency is the only way to keep their loved ones safe
You must always know the consequences before acting
Fun is only safe if it is carefully controlled
Freedom leads to anarchy
Risk-taking is a fast track to the grave

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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