When someone who has been bullied all the time during his/her childhood grows up to show sociopathic qualities later in life, who is to blame?

Say they grew up in an abusive household or their peers were ruthless towards them.. or both.


Most Helpful Girl

  • Typically those who caused the damage.
    Though sometimes perspective can take place. My grandmother was in multiple foster homes growing up because her parents died in a fire when she was a baby. She was abused by multiple people. You'd think she'd be mean and grouchy, right? But she is actually one of the sweetest, nicest, most generous people you could ever meet.
    Some people either go one way or the other.


Most Helpful Guy

  • Why blame anyone? Why not just fix the situation? Putting the blame somewhere is a sign of weakness.


What Girls Said 1

  • There's no point trying to assign blame because it's a cycle; hurt people hurt people. If you tried to 'blame' their parents or peers, you'd come across the problem of finding the people who hurt THEM, to blame for why they became people who hurt others.
    It's more important to help the person showing sociopathic qualities, and stop further harm from happening than to try and blame or punish anyone


What Guys Said 0

The only opinion from guys was selected the Most Helpful Opinion!