By Ellany Lea • SEP 09, 2019 • 2 Min Read
The Powerless 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 helpless
🗝 I am hopeless
🗝 I am powerless
SYMPTOMS + PERPETUATING BEHAVIORS
Do you recognize these symptoms or behaviors that perpetuate the wound?
🌀 Present self as having it all together and don’t need anything from anyone.
🌀 Be a know-it-all, constantly correcting others with unsolicited advice, closed off to new insights, lessons, or perspectives.
🌀 Uncomfortable in a room if not holding a position of power or importance (usually the leader, rarely the follower).
🌀 Often play the hero and make sure others know all my sacrifices and hard work.
🌀 Subtly invalidate others’ power by trumping them, being contrary, or relentlessly drilling holes in their knowing.
🌀 Hard time being vulnerable with others and rarely let people know what I need.
🌀 See power as my birthright, thus plowing over others, unaware of my impact.
If you do recognize yourself in these archetypes, here are some practices to maturate and integrate that wounded child.
🌹 Learn to acknowledge, appreciate and honor the contributions of others.
🌹 Express my doubts and knowledge gaps vulnerably and see the power of that transparency.
🌹 Champion and feed power to others without losing own power, knowing that power is not finite.
... and more inside the Wounded Child Archetypes guidebook!
Wounded CHild Archetypes Assessment
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