EMOTIONAL WOUND THESAURUS

SOCIAL DIFFICULTIES



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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:
Being extraordinarily shy
Struggling socially as a result of a condition like autism, ADHD (attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder), OCD, social anxiety, or panic disorder
Behavioral disorders or challenges that may set one apart from one’s peers
Being a social outcast due to the severity of one’s condition

WOUND CATEGORY:
Disabilities and Disfigurements

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

LIES THAT MAY DEVELOP FOR CHARACTERS WITH THIS WOUND:
They're a freak
They don’t need friends; they're happier on their own
People will never accept them, so it's dumb to try to fit in
If they could just be normal, they’d be happy
If they pretend to be like everyone else, they’ll be accepted
Being different is a curse

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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