The Lost Child/Loner: is also a performer; however, his philosophy is “disappear and don’t cause trouble.” He may spend most of his time escaping into television, chat rooms, reading, or any activity that helps him be “seen and not heard.” The lost child makes few demands on his parents; he escapes through withdrawal into his own world.

The chief characteristic of the lost child is seeking to avoid conflict at all costs. Such children tend to feel powerless and are described as ‘very quiet,’ ‘emotionally disturbed,’ ‘depressed,’ ‘isolated,’ ‘withdrawn,’ and so on.They engage in much fantasy. If they stand out in school in any way, it is by virtue of poor attendance. A lost child usually makes the family look good also, because he/she is such a good kid. On the inside they may feel unnecessary, depressed, confused, shamed, and/or scared.

As adults, lost children exhibit a variety of mental health problems. They may complain of anxiety and/or depression and have difficulty with developmental transitions because they fear taking risks.

 

Script: (very Quietly, non disturbing)

 

If I Killed myself, at least mam and dad would have less

To worry about, maybe there would be less fighting.

 

Action :

Withdrawn - isolated -in fantasyland - detached