EMOTIONAL WOUND THESAURUS

PREJUDICE OR DISCRIMINATION



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NOTES:

Prejudice is the forming of ideas or opinions without adequate knowledge or facts. People can show prejudice against others based on a person’s race or ethnicity, religion, social class, gender, sexual orientation, age, level of education, or other criteria. Discrimination—behaviors or actions taken against individuals due to prejudice—often follows.


WOUND CATEGORY:
Injustice and Hardship

BASIC NEEDS OFTEN COMPROMISED BY THIS WOUND:

safety and security, love and belonging, esteem and recognition, self-actualization


LIES THAT MAY DEVELOP FOR CHARACTERS WITH THIS WOUND:
They'll never succeed because their race (or beliefs, religion, etc.) will always work against them
They'll never be seen for who they are beyond their race (or gender, disability, etc.)
The world owes them, so they should take everything they can
Friendships and relationships outside of their religion (or race, age, etc.) won’t work
They must have done something to be treated this way
No one accepts them, so they shouldn't accept others
The only thing that gets people's attention is violence
Everyone is prejudiced


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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