So in this Web site, a Grown Wounded Child (GWC) is an adult who survived a low-nurturance childhood by developing protective, short-sighted, reactive false selves. We GWCs live some or allthe time dominated by a protective group of short-sighted Inner Kids and Guardian subselves. We’re usually unaware of this, though we’re pretty quick to spot false selves controlling other people – specially “toxic” parents, mates, and some coworkers and neighbors.
Significant false-self dominance has powerful personal, marital, parental, and socialimplications. I suspect that many (most?) people who are addicted, obese, abusers, depressed, homeless, “mentally ill,” divorcing, self-neglectful, bigoted, terrorists, anti-social, paranoid, delusional, criminal, homicidal, and suicidal are unaware trauma-survivors ruled by well-meaning false selves. What’s your opinion?