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Wounded Child Archetypes • Name the wounds. Shed the lies. Free the soul.

Wounded Child Archetypes (WCAs) are clusters of beliefs, thoughts, emotions and behaviors based on a false identity created in childhood.

  • Each WCA was born for the child's adaptive survival, but often morphs into the adult's maladaptive self-destruction.
  • WCAs hold the personal and collective memories of our childhood pain, abuse, neglect and/or trauma.
  • There are 12 WCAs, usually with 2-3 dominant ones that eclipse all others.
  • WCAs can catapult many of us wise beyoooooond our years and can also imprison us in self-pity, blame and/or unforgiveness.
  • You are not a wounded child. You have WCAs inside you.

Want to lead a revolution, liberate yourself / this world, unleash a masterpiece and/or attain mastery? 🔥 Then identify your top Wounded Child Archetypes and make a fuel change. ⤵︎

Wound
Archetype Fueled By
1 • "Not enough"
Wounds
Failure, Deprived, Insufficient Guilt, Scarcity, Shame
2 • "Too much"
Wounds
Freak, Burden, Too Much Self-disgust, Self-pity (SI), Repressed anger
3 • Neglect
Wounds
Unsafe, Powerless, Mistake Fear, Despair, Dehumanization
4 • Existence
Wounds
Invisible, Abandoned, Disposable Apathy, Grief, Self-hatred


Wounded Child Archetypes Test

Dear Phoenix,

Talk4TypesofKnowing - you are the fire - circleThey say the first 40 years of childhood are the hardest. No kidding. I had/have aaaaaaaaaaaall 12 Wounded Child Archetypes 🤦🏻‍♀️. But we are not our wounds. From wounds to warrior, victim to victory, and martyr to mystic, let's riiiiiise! 🔥

Your Phoenix Whisperer,

xo, Ella

Name the wounds. Shed the lies. Free the soul. ⤵︎


There are 12 Wounded Child Archetypes, each with their own:

  • false identities to release
  • symptoms + perpetuating behaviors
  • unintended impact
  • healing mantras
  • gifts of the wound, and
  • maturation + integration practices.


• • •

1 • "Not enough" Wounds

Archetype False Identity Fueled By
Failure Child
I don’t do enough Guilt
Deprived Child I don't have enough Scarcity
Insufficient Child I am not enough Shame


Wounded-Child-Archetypes-Failure-Identities

Symptoms + Perpetuating Behaviors

  • Always say yes and take on more than I can handle, stressing self to the max
  • Fall off the face of the earth when I start to notice that I can’t meet all my promises
  • Use extreme busyness or disorganization to sabotage my own success / well-being
  • ... 11 more in Wounded Child Archetypes guidebook in Unleash Your Freedom masterclass

Unintended Impact on Others

  • Others feel that my failure ripple effects onto their success and/or well-being
  • Others feel deeply disappointed highly frustrated with me because I don’t meet their expectations
  • Others get excited about my ideas, but lose confidence and/or stop investing in me when there’s poor follow-through
  • ... 3 more in Wounded Child Archetypes guidebook in Unleash Your Freedom masterclass

Gifts of the Wound

  • Carries a revolutionary spirit that draws many in to unite against the status quo
  • Deep empathy, compassion and acceptance of people / their limitations
  • Extremely creative and resourceful, with outside-the-box thinking / solutions
  • ... 2 more in Wounded Child Archetypes guidebook in Unleash Your Freedom masterclass

Maturation + Integration Practices

  • Know my capacity and stop overextending myself beyond my “sweet spot”
  • Name and honor my truest values, shedding cultural / parental indoctrination
  • Set and maintain boundaries based on realistic and limited resources (time, money, focus)
  • ... 4 more in Wounded Child Archetypes guidebook in Unleash Your Freedom masterclass

Ellany's Opportestiny

OPPORTUNITY
icon-phoenix-opportunity
Heal human stunting
+ TEST
icon-phoenix-test
Reclaim self-esteem
+ DESTINY
icon-phoenix-destiny
Transmit humane-ness

What's YOUR OPPORTESTINTY™?




Wounded-Child-Archetypes-Deprived-Identities

Symptoms + Perpetuating Behaviors

  • Carry belief that I'm not allowed to have and/or I need to be poor to be good
  • Chronically borrow against my own well-being by over-working and under-earning
  • Crushed under weight of scarcity, never enough to go around
  • ... 10 more in Wounded Child Archetypes guidebook in Unleash Your Freedom masterclass

Unintended Impact on Others

  • Others neglect my needs/desires or don’t even know that I have needs/desires since they’ve never seen me tend to them
  • Others don’t reciprocate my acts of generosity, even though they give to others
  • Others feel exhausted or drained by my frantic way of life
  • ... 3 more in Wounded Child Archetypes guidebook in Unleash Your Freedom masterclass

Gifts of the Wound

  • Deep compassion and solidarity for the underdog or minority
  • Pure heart of service, with powerful gifts that bless all the world
  • Extremely generous and kind to all
  • ... 2 more in Wounded Child Archetypes guidebook in Unleash Your Freedom masterclass

Maturation + Integration Practices

  • Generate evergreen structures for prosperity and become a trustworthy guardian of wealth
  • Increase my worth, celebrate my accomplishments and raise the value/price of what I offer
  • Ask others for what I need / desire in compelling ways and expand my capacity to receive
  • ... 4 more in Wounded Child Archetypes guidebook in Unleash Your Freedom masterclass

Ellany's Opportestiny

OPPORTUNITY
icon-phoenix-opportunity
Heal human greed
+ TEST
icon-phoenix-test
Reclaim deservingness
+ DESTINY
icon-phoenix-destiny
Transmit choice

What's YOUR OPPORTESTINTY™?




Wounded-Child-Archetypes-Insufficient-Identities

Symptoms + Perpetuating Behaviors

  • Rarely content because life is ruled by impossibly high standards of perfection
  • Chronically over-give, over-do and over-compensate for crumbs of validation
  • Organize life around duty over thriving
  • ... 12 more in Wounded Child Archetypes guidebook in Unleash Your Freedom masterclass

Unintended Impact on Others

  • Others feel like they can’t keep up
  • Others feel like they’ll never live up to my high standards, no matter how they try
  • Others feel drained and/or overwhelmed by my unspoken neediness/wishes
  • ... 4 more in Wounded Child Archetypes guidebook in Unleash Your Freedom masterclass

Gifts of the Wound

  • Deeply cares and champions others to flourish into their unique brilliance
  • Achieves excellence at anything and everything the mind/heart is set on
  • Mama bear archetype, with generous care and support toward others
  • ... 2 more in Wounded Child Archetypes guidebook in Unleash Your Freedom masterclass

Maturation + Integration Practices

  • Cultivate the courage to say “no” (boundaries) and leave joy sucking people / situations
  • Name and integrate all my parts, light and shadow, with humor and lightheartedness
  • Practice receiving love, time, money, praise, support from others in order to thrive
  • ... 4 more in Wounded Child Archetypes guidebook in Unleash Your Freedom masterclass

Ellany's Opportestiny

OPPORTUNITY
icon-phoenix-opportunity
Heal parental deficiencies
+ TEST
icon-phoenix-test
Reclaim innocence
+ DESTINY
icon-phoenix-destiny
Transmit wonder

What's YOUR OPPORTESTINTY™?



• • • 

Wounded-Child-Archetypes-Book-Quiz-Set

Name the wounds. Shed the lies. Free the soul. ⤵︎
 

Wounded Child Archetypes Test

 

 

• • •

 

2 • "Too much" Wounds

Archetype False Identity Fueled By
Freak Child I am too different Self-disgust
Burden Child I am too needy Self-pity (SI)
Too Much Child I am too intense Repressed anger



Wounded-Child-Archetypes-Freak-Identities

Symptoms + Perpetuating Behaviors

  • Black sheep of the family, never really fitting in anywhere, longing for belonging
  • Carry belief that life is unkind, that Earth is not made for people like me
  • Suffer from severe self-doubt and/or self-hatred due to lack of loving validation of my unique traits / gifts
  • ... 11 more in Wounded Child Archetypes guidebook in Unleash Your Freedom masterclass

Unintended Impact on Others

  • Others perceive me as cool and indifferent when all I want is to truly belong
  • Others don’t deepen intimacy with me because I rarely set any roots
  • Others don’t include or invite me in, assuming that I’m not interested
  • ... 6 more in Wounded Child Archetypes guidebook in Unleash Your Freedom masterclass

Gifts of the Wound

  • Genuinely fosters deep sense of love, acceptance and belonging for others
  • Trailblazer, trendsetter, pioneer, courageously discovering uncharted territories for all
  • Highly specialized skills to champion the world to think / see outside-the-box
  • ... 2 more in Wounded Child Archetypes guidebook in Unleash Your Freedom masterclass

Maturation + Integration Practices

  • Develop compelling leadership that draws others to buy in to who I am and what I offer
  • Join common interest groups and engage with peers while keeping unique self-expression
  • Alchemize differences and conflicts into collective wisdom and lasting intimacy/partnership
  • ... 4 more in Wounded Child Archetypes guidebook in Unleash Your Freedom masterclass

Ellany's Opportestiny

OPPORTUNITY
icon-phoenix-opportunity
Heal human fracture
+ TEST
icon-phoenix-test
Reclaim belonging
+ DESTINY
icon-phoenix-destiny
Transmit self-expression

What's YOUR OPPORTESTINTY™?




Wounded-Child-Archetypes-Burden-Identities

Symptoms + Perpetuating Behaviors

  • Stay small and mousy, so not to make waves or bother anyone
  • Curse of self-sufficiency (extraordinarily capable and self-reliant, thus others rarely to me, thus feeling isolated)
  • Feel compulsively obligated to fix and rescue everyone/everything that is wrong
  • ... 11 more in Wounded Child Archetypes guidebook in Unleash Your Freedom masterclass

Unintended Impact on Others

  • Others don’t initiate giving to me because they assume I have it all together or don’t need/desire anything
  • Others feel excluded by my self-reliance
  • Others dump all their issues and problems on me to fix for them
  • ... 6 more in Wounded Child Archetypes guidebook in Unleash Your Freedom masterclass

Gifts of the Wound

  • Extremely independent, self-reliant, resourceful and creative
  • Makes others feel cherished by unloading their burdens
  • Capable of undertaking massive complex projects, with massive success
  • ... 2 more in Wounded Child Archetypes guidebook in Unleash Your Freedom masterclass

Maturation + Integration Practices

  • Select relationships that are equally giving/receiving, where neither is a burden to the other
  • Connect deeply and welcome with love my feelings / needs / desires, knowing they are valid, reasonable, and essential to my well-being and to the blossoming of the world
  • Develop custom rituals that invite me to powerfully take up space and express my voice
  • ... 3 more in Wounded Child Archetypes guidebook in Unleash Your Freedom masterclass

Ellany's Opportestiny

OPPORTUNITY
icon-phoenix-opportunity
Heal human scarcity
+ TEST
icon-phoenix-test
Reclaim appetite for life
+ DESTINY
icon-phoenix-destiny
Transmit will to live

What's YOUR OPPORTESTINTY™?




Wounded-Child-Archetypes-Too-Much-Identities

Symptoms + Perpetuating Behaviors

  • Constantly misunderstood and told to calm down, be quiet and/or stop moving
  • Others are overwhelmed by largeness of my ambition, energy, speed, creativity, etc.
  • Chronically suppress my needs/desires, fearing they are “too much” for others, erupting in dramatic outburst when no longer able to self-suppress
  • ... 10 more in Wounded Child Archetypes guidebook in Unleash Your Freedom masterclass

Unintended Impact on Others

  • Others feel left behind because they can’t keep up with me
  • Others feel intimidated / threatened by me, so they dismiss, ostracize, gaslight and/or turn people against me
  • Others don’t understand me, thus rarely invest in my dreams and creative pursuits
  • ... 5 more in Wounded Child Archetypes guidebook in Unleash Your Freedom masterclass

Gifts of the Wound

  • Original thinker and seer of solutions, not limited by conformity
  • Extremely bright and competent, with huge range / depth of skills and interests
  • Maverick, trailblazer and/or innovator
  • ... 2 more in Wounded Child Archetypes guidebook in Unleash Your Freedom masterclass

Maturation + Integration Practices

  • Create opportunities for juicy projects that match my high capacity, energy and genius
  • Develop decision making strategies based on clear boundaries and strong intuition
  • Refine the dance between permission for self-expression and unintended impact on others
  • ... 3 more in Wounded Child Archetypes guidebook in Unleash Your Freedom masterclass

Ellany's Opportestiny

OPPORTUNITY
icon-phoenix-opportunity
Heal human ignorance
+ TEST
icon-phoenix-test
Reclaim self-trust
+ DESTINY
icon-phoenix-destiny
Transmit agency

What's YOUR OPPORTESTINTY™?



• • •

Wounded-Child-Archetypes-Book-Quiz-Set

Name the wounds. Shed the lies. Free the soul. ⤵︎
 

Wounded Child Archetypes Test

 

 

• • •


3 • Neglect Wounds

Archetype False Identity Fueled By
Unsafe Child I am unprotected Fear
Powerless Child I am helpless Despair
Mistake Child I am invalid Dehumanization


Wounded-Child-Archetypes-Unsafe-Identities

Symptoms + Perpetuating Behaviors

  • Always in state of hyper-vigilance, waiting for the other shoe to drop
  • Overly naïve, open, trusting, and disclosing of intimate details before others have earned my trust, thus attracting narcissists, sociopaths and/or con artists
  • Take a lot of uncalculated risks, living close to the edge, with few safety nets
  • ... 9 more in Wounded Child Archetypes guidebook in Unleash Your Freedom masterclass

Unintended Impact on Others

  • Others walk on eggshells around me, afraid to set off my intense reaction to “small things” that are no big deal to them, but are a huge deals to me
  • Narcissists, sociopaths and/or con artists target me as easy prey
  • Others are turned off or leave me because they find me very difficult to please
  • ... 4 more in Wounded Child Archetypes guidebook in Unleash Your Freedom masterclass

Gifts of the Wound

  • Highly perceptive and master of details
  • Child-like innocence that champions authenticity, purity of heart and humor
  • Makes others feel held and safe
  • ... 3 more in Wounded Child Archetypes guidebook in Unleash Your Freedom masterclass

Maturation + Integration Practices

  • Take time to discern people / situations instead of blinding diving all in, and only trust them after they have repeatedly demonstrated their trustworthiness
  • Dis-identify self from the victim or martyr archetype, and grow into a whole being who is able to relate and witness the suffering of others with compassion, without enmeshing self
  • Learn to self-soothe when anxiety, fear, and/or disappointment escalate
  • ... 3 more in Wounded Child Archetypes guidebook in Unleash Your Freedom masterclass

Ellany's Opportestiny

OPPORTUNITY
icon-phoenix-opportunity
Heal human betrayal
+ TEST
icon-phoenix-test
Reclaim peace
+ DESTINY
icon-phoenix-destiny
Transmit wholeness

What's YOUR OPPORTESTINTY™?




Wounded-Child-Archetypes-Powerless-Identities

Symptoms + Perpetuating Behaviors

  • 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
  • Uncomfortable in a room if not holding a position of power or importance (usually the leader, rarely the follower)
  • ... 11 more in Wounded Child Archetypes guidebook in Unleash Your Freedom masterclass

Unintended Impact on Others

  • Others are put off by my know-it-all defense mechanism, thus not interested in befriending me
  • On one extreme, others idolize me and make me their guru
  • On the other extreme, others feel small and/or inadequate around me and avoid me all together
  • ... 5 more in Wounded Child Archetypes guidebook in Unleash Your Freedom masterclass

Gifts of the Wound

  • Champions others to rise into their own personal empowerment
  • Beats at the rhythm of own drum, giving others permission to do the same
  • Tremendous passion and ease for learning new things
  • ... 2 more in Wounded Child Archetypes guidebook in Unleash Your Freedom masterclass

Maturation + Integration Practices

  • Express my doubts and knowledge gaps vulnerably and see the power of that transparency
  • Champion and feed power to others without losing own power (power is not finite)
  • Trust and lean into discomfort as a way to raise my daring leadership and power
  • ... 4 more in Wounded Child Archetypes guidebook in Unleash Your Freedom masterclass

Ellany's Opportestiny

OPPORTUNITY
icon-phoenix-opportunity
Heal human cruelty
+ TEST
icon-phoenix-test
Reclaim self-compassion
+ DESTINY
icon-phoenix-destiny
Transmit genius

What's YOUR OPPORTESTINTY™?




Wounded-Child-Archetypes-Mistake-Identities

Symptoms + Perpetuating Behaviors

  • Extremely high expectations of self/others to be perfect, saintly and a millionaire, all at once
  • Vacillate between scapegoat “everything is my fault” and blame “everything is your fault”
  • Carry belief that Life is punishing me for being born as a big mistake
  • ... 11 more in Wounded Child Archetypes guidebook in Unleash Your Freedom masterclass

Unintended Impact on Others

  • Others blame their problems on me because they know I’ll assume the fault
  • Others make a lot of mistakes around me, lost in my roller coaster of demanding perfectionism and disappearing off the face of the earth
  • Others find me disingenuous and/or awkward and walk on eggshells around me
  • ... 3 more in Wounded Child Archetypes guidebook in Unleash Your Freedom masterclass

Gifts of the Wound

  • Passionate champion of non-conformity
  • Huge capacity for creativity and willing to take on massive responsibilities for advancement of humanity
  • Carries for the world the hope of a better future
  • ... 2 more in Wounded Child Archetypes guidebook in Unleash Your Freedom masterclass

Maturation + Integration Practices

  • Work smarter, not harder. Choose depth over speed. Pull back to launch forward.
  • Graciously decline opportunities that sound thrilling, but don’t fit onto my already full plate
  • Create and stick to structures that provide more order / enjoyment / freedom (eg. auto-bill payment, writing buddy, colorful post-it mindmap, accountability partner, etc.)
  • ... 3 more in Wounded Child Archetypes guidebook in Unleash Your Freedom masterclass

Ellany's Opportestiny

OPPORTUNITY
icon-phoenix-opportunity
Heal human contempt
+ TEST
icon-phoenix-test
Reclaim validity
+ DESTINY
icon-phoenix-destiny
Transmit equity

What's YOUR OPPORTESTINTY™?



• • •

Wounded-Child-Archetypes-Book-Quiz-Set

Name the wounds. Shed the lies. Free the soul. ⤵︎
 

Wounded Child Archetypes Test

 

 

• • •


4 • Existence Wounds

Archetype False Identity Fueled By
Invisible Child I don't matter Apathy
Abandoned Child I am unwanted Grief
Disposable Child I am worthless Self-hatred


Wounded-Child-Archetypes-Invisible-Identities

Symptoms + Perpetuating Behaviors

  • Live in chronic stress / fear that it’s dangerous to be seen (eg. I’ll be burnt at the stake or hacked down to pieces)
  • Shy, always redirect focus on others to hide true self
  • Over-give to others, at my own expense
  • ... 11 more in Wounded Child Archetypes guidebook in Unleash Your Freedom masterclass

Unintended Impact on Others

  • Others gloss over me, don’t ask how I am and/or forget they’ve met me before
  • Others are self-absorbed in relationship with me and punish me if I suddenly express my feelings/needs/desires
  • Others enjoy how important and seen they feel when around me, but don’t reciprocate the same level of attentiveness
  • ... 4 more in Wounded Child Archetypes guidebook in Unleash Your Freedom masterclass

Gifts of the Wound

  • Innate superpower to see the invisible and hear the unspoken
  • Profoundly trustworthy, making others feel deeply safe, seen and cherished
  • Deeply insightful, intuitive, empathetic, discerning, compassionate, nurturing, and peaceful to be around
  • ... 2 more in Wounded Child Archetypes guidebook in Unleash Your Freedom masterclass

Maturation + Integration Practices

  • Initiate my own authentic leadership without waiting for others to invite me
  • Create relationships where my / others’ needs can both be present and mutually met
  • Connect deeply to my soul’s purpose and express / share my greatness in creative ways
  • ... 3 more in Wounded Child Archetypes guidebook in Unleash Your Freedom masterclass

Ellany's Opportestiny

OPPORTUNITY
icon-phoenix-opportunity
Heal human unconsciousnes
+ TEST
icon-phoenix-test
Reclaim validity
+ DESTINY
icon-phoenix-destiny
Transmit radiance

What's YOUR OPPORTESTINTY™?




Wounded-Child-Archetypes-Abandoned-Identities

Symptoms + Perpetuating Behaviors

  • Isolate my entire life inside chronic self-sufficiency and/or addictions
  • Contort self to be what others want to be loved, accepted and/or validated
  • Overstay relationships because I can’t bear abandoning others and/or being alone
  • ... 10 more in Wounded Child Archetypes guidebook in Unleash Your Freedom masterclass

Unintended Impact on Others

  • Others have no clue who I truly am, since I shape shift so often to suit who they need / desire me to be
  • Others are repulsed by or keep their distance from my heavy victim energy
  • Others find me unapproachable, difficult, and/or draining to be around
  • ... 5 more in Wounded Child Archetypes guidebook in Unleash Your Freedom masterclass

Gifts of the Wound

  • Highly independent and exceptionally competent and resourceful
  • Huge capacity for deep, heart-centered, soulful connection with others
  • Achieves extraordinary results
  • ... 2 more in Wounded Child Archetypes guidebook in Unleash Your Freedom masterclass

Maturation + Integration Practices

  • Foster a deep, whole and loving relationship with self so that I always have Me by my side
  • Develop resilience and trust in the overall goodness of Life, especially in the face of grief
  • Practice authenticity and vulnerability to allow others to know the real me, so they are compelled to care for, champion and/or give to me
  • ... 3 more in Wounded Child Archetypes guidebook in Unleash Your Freedom masterclass

Ellany's Opportestiny

OPPORTUNITY
icon-phoenix-opportunity
Heal human primitiveness
+ TEST
icon-phoenix-test
Reclaim nurturance
+ DESTINY
icon-phoenix-destiny
Transmit identity

What's YOUR OPPORTESTINTY™?




Wounded-Child-Archetypes-Disposable-Identities

Symptoms + Perpetuating Behaviors

  • Give away my resources (time, energy, money, body, services, etc.) for very little or nothing in return, as if they were disposable
  • Chronically borrow against my own safety and well-being, thus perpetually feeling depleted or indebted
  • Overstay miserable relationships and/or flee at the first sign of conflict
  • ... 11 more in Wounded Child Archetypes guidebook in Unleash Your Freedom masterclass

Unintended Impact on Others

  • Others feel entitled to my kindness and generosity, thus becoming freeloaders
  • Others don’t even notice/remember me
  • Others don’t see my value-add, so are not inspired to support me
  • ... 6 more in Wounded Child Archetypes guidebook in Unleash Your Freedom masterclass

Gifts of the Wound

  • Deeply sensitive to the suffering of others, with huge compassion / kindness
  • Extraordinary capacity to see the true value of people and situations
  • Humble and intuitive, with leadership to inspire others to rise in consciousness
  • ... 2 more in Wounded Child Archetypes guidebook in Unleash Your Freedom masterclass

Maturation + Integration Practices

  • Explore activities / people that bring me joy and make them a necessity and priority
  • Practice receiving gracefully, letting go of guilt or reactive auto-reciprocation
  • Listen to needs / desires of others, without rushing to rescue or take them on as my duty
  • ... 4 more in Wounded Child Archetypes guidebook in Unleash Your Freedom masterclass

Ellany's Opportestiny

OPPORTUNITY
icon-phoenix-opportunity
Heal gender inequality
+ TEST
icon-phoenix-test
Reclaim worth
+ DESTINY
icon-phoenix-destiny
Transmit dignity

What's YOUR OPPORTESTINTY™?



• • •

Wounded-Child-Archetypes-Book-Quiz-Set

Name the wounds. Shed the lies. Free the soul. ⤵︎
 

Wounded Child Archetypes Test

 


 The first 40 years of childhood are the hardest.

No kidding.

(First Published Aug 28, 2019)

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Having navigated 131 countries, 87 emotions, 46.5 traumas, and 16 careers, Ellany Lea inspires and guides phoenixes, overachievers, entrepreneurs and wayshowers to live fierce, fulfilled and free.