Abuse

Discussion in 'Human Science' started by stephenjames, Dec 5, 2007.

  1. stephenjames Registered Member

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    What motivates people to abuse? Why is it that people practice acts of psychological, sexual, and physical abuse on a regular basis?
     
  2. Enmos Moderator

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    Abuse is a sign of sociological weakness..
     
  3. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    Many times people abuse others because they have been abused

    themselves. Then there are those who just like to bully others because they

    can get away with it for no one tries to stop them.
     
  4. greenberg until the end of the world Registered Senior Member

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    Because they are bored.
    Because they can.
    Because they think what they do is right and is not abuse at all.
    Because they are unhappy.
     
  5. Enmos Moderator

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    No, usually it is because they are unable to resolve the matter in any other way.. as I said sociological weakness :)
     
  6. greenberg until the end of the world Registered Senior Member

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    Subjective realities, Enmos.
    Maybe they don't see it as "something to resolve".
     
  7. Enmos Moderator

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    Well, wouldn't that point to a sociological weakness ? ;)
     
  8. greenberg until the end of the world Registered Senior Member

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    No. It could also point to that it is you who has the problem and not them.
     
  9. Enmos Moderator

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    Huh? The abuser ? If so, I don't see how we disagree..
     
  10. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    Insecurity and low self esteem. Sometimes fear and sadism.
     
  11. greenberg until the end of the world Registered Senior Member

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    No. I mean that it might be that the "victim" is the one who has a "sociological weakness" and not the one whom the "victim" calls the "abuser".
     
  12. Enmos Moderator

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    I really don't think so..
     
  13. Enmos Moderator

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    I agree, the latter two are of course brought on by the first two :)
     
  14. greenberg until the end of the world Registered Senior Member

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  15. Enmos Moderator

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    Well, of course the victim might also have sociological shortcomings but the reason the abuser resorts to violence in stead of any other action still points to his own sociological shortcomings.
     
  16. shichimenshyo Caught in the machine Registered Senior Member

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    Also in many cases abuse in a relationship is indicative of a substance abuse problem by the abuser.



    http://alcoholism.about.com/od/abuse/a/blacer041214.htm
     
  17. greenberg until the end of the world Registered Senior Member

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    Perhaps the "abuser" aims for goals that cannot be reached any other way than by using violence.
     
  18. Enmos Moderator

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    Violence does rarely solves anything. It's quite irrational to use it, there most likely is some psychological problem at the root of it.
    Especially if the abuser makes a habit of it.
     
  19. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    I've see abusers lash out and not realize they have snapped til its over. They have no self control. Its an immaturity.
     
  20. shichimenshyo Caught in the machine Registered Senior Member

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    I would say that they have an extreme desire to control others, and the only way they know how is through violence.
     

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