EMOTIONAL WOUND THESAURUS

WITNESSING A MURDER



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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 family dispute that turns violent
Seeing a pedestrian being killed in a mugging
A classmate dying in a school shooting
One’s parents being killed in a home invasion
Watching as a police officer is shot by a criminal
A friend being murdered at a party during a gang-related hit
Being kidnapped along with another victim who is murdered by one’s captor

WOUND CATEGORY:
Crime and Victimization, Traumatic Events

BASIC NEEDS OFTEN COMPROMISED BY THIS WOUND:

safety and security, love and belonging


LIES THAT MAY DEVELOP FOR CHARACTERS WITH THIS WOUND:
They should have done something to stop it
They're useless under pressure
They can’t protect their loved ones
They should have died instead
The world is a dangerous and unpredictable place
People are inherently violent
No one is every truly safe

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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