By Ellany Lea • SEP 10, 2019 • 2 Min Read
The Failure 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 a mess
🗝 I can’t win
🗝 I am a failure
SYMPTOMS + PERPETUATING BEHAVIORS
Do you recognize these symptoms or behaviors that perpetuate the wound?
🌀 Always say yes and take on more than I can handle, stressing self to the max.
🌀 Hide or fall off the face of the earth when I start to notice that I can’t meet all my promises.
🌀 Chronically procrastinate, poor follow-through (eg. missed deadlines, late fees).
🌀 Often feel guilty for not keeping my word and disappointing others (eg. forgetful, running late, disorganized, no show).
🌀 Wait until it’s too late to communicate my needs for support or clarity.
🌀 Try and try, work harder and harder and can never seem to get ahead.
🌀 Rarely take time to celebrate my accomplishments.
If you do recognize yourself in these archetypes, here are some practices to maturate and integrate that wounded child.
🌹 Notice when I’m making self wrong and stop the negative and/or abusive self-talk.
🌹 Understand that other’s frustration is often a projection of their own inability to meet their needs.
🌹 Reflect on and lovingly accept all my parts (even the ones that I hate or don’t fit the norm).
... and more inside the Wounded Child Archetypes guidebook!
Wounded CHild Archetypes Assessment
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