By Ellany Lea • SEP 05, 2019 • 2 Min Read
The Abandoned Child • Wounded Child Archetypes
A wounded child archetype is a set of traits and behaviours acquired in childhood from parental or cultural conditioning that falsely defined who you truly are.
False Identities to Release
🗝 I am alone
🗝 I am not wanted
🗝 I am abandoned
SYMPTOMS + PERPETUATING BEHAVIORS
Do you recognize these symptoms or behaviors that perpetuate the wound?
🌀 Design my entire life inside chronic self-sufficiency and/or addictions (eg. workaholism), thus further isolating myself.
🌀 Contort self to be what others want, so to be loved, accepted and/or validated.
🌀 Overstay relationships that I’ve long outgrown because I can’t bear ending up alone and/or abandoning others.
🌀 Often feel left out or left behind personally and/or professionally (eg. last one picked for dodge ball, first one laid off from team).
🌀 Lingering sense of discontentment with where I am in life and what I have.
🌀 Avoid joining communities, so to abandon others before they can abandon me.
🌀 Leave relationships during conflict rather than stay to resolve misunderstanding and deepen intimacy.
If you do recognize yourself in these archetypes, here are some practices to maturate and integrate that wounded child.
🌹 Practice embodying gratitude by deeply seeing / appreciating everything that I already have.
🌹 Maturate my capacity for reading the room and understanding the subtleties of social cues.
🌹 Stay and work through challenges without severing connections or stunting my own growth.
... and more inside the Wounded Child Archetypes guidebook!
Wounded CHild Archetypes Assessment
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