By Ellany Lea • SEP 08, 2019 • 2 Min Read
The Mistake 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 bad
🗝I am wrong
🗝I am a mistake
SYMPTOMS + PERPETUATING BEHAVIORS
Do you recognize these symptoms or behaviors that perpetuate the wound?
🌀Extremely high expectations of self/others to be good, perfect, altruistic at all times.
🌀 Vacillate between extreme perfectionism and extreme rebellion/non-conformity.
🌀 Take on others’ poor behavior as my own fault, enabling them to avoid personal responsibility and accountability.
🌀 Act as heroic martyr who fixes problems (real or imaginary) in order to feel good about self and establish self-worth.
🌀Suffer from all or nothing thinking, with little room for infractions by self / others.
🌀Prone to comparing worst of self to best of others, thus reducing own worth.
🌀Vacillate between victim “everything is my fault” and blame “everything is your fault”.
If you do recognize yourself in these archetypes, here are some practices to maturate and integrate that wounded child.
🌹Work smarter, not harder. Choose depth over speed. Pull back to launch forward.
🌹Give self permission / time / space to dream big again from the depths of childhood innocence.
🌹Only enter relationships that feel mutually supportive of each other’s fulfillment and success.
... and more inside the Wounded Child Archetypes guidebook!
Wounded CHild Archetypes Assessment
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