• Ms Prabhleen Chauhan Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, The Bhopal School of Social Sciences, Bhopal, India
  • Ms Vaishnavi Mishra Scholar BSSS M.P -India


Childhood trauma, Wounded child, Personality, Dysfunvtional family, Psychoogical well being


A wounded child may be identified as someone who possesses a deep feeling that there's something wrong with him/her. To heal the wounded child is to give yourself everything you demanded but did not received in childhood.  Out of fifty participants, thirty-three participants' resulted in a medium category of being a wounded child ranging from one hundred three to one hundred thirty-four.  The state of the wounded child varies depending on the way one was treated and was taken care of in childhood. The inner child is always present inside us reveals the child that we formerly were in our childhood both in the negative and positive aspects. Out of fifty participants, the participants who carried a medium category of being a wounded child were the majority.  The participants who carried a low level of the wounded child indicated lower or negligible traits and characteristics from that of the participants they have higher levels of being a wounded child, nine participants resulted being lowly wounded children ranging from the raw scores of seventy-nine to hundred, eight participants resulted in being highly wounded children ranging the raw scores of one hundred forty-five to one hundred seventy-six. The inner child in any person is the crux of  an individual’s personality, it is shaped by the way a person receives love, care and an healthy environment in childhood,  painful experiences results in  the wounding of an inner child  further contaminating the experiences and growth  in the later developing ages of life.


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Ms Prabhleen Chauhan, & Ms Vaishnavi Mishra. (2022). A DESCRIPTIVE STUDY OF THE PERSONALITY OF THE WOUNDED INNER CHILD. International Education and Research Journal (IERJ), 8(10). Retrieved from http://ierj.in/journal/index.php/ierj/article/view/2582