People often excuse a behaviour if there are extenuating circumstances.
We tend to forgive, downplay or simply ignore it, because we realise that the person doing the behaviour is going through something significant and therefore are ‘not themselves’ at the moment.
If somebody just lost a loved one, they could be excused for having a shorter temper then usual or for crying openly in public. Leaving social gatherings early or for not coming in the first place is completely understandable. Because we know that that person is suffering, we tend to look at their behaviour with more empathy.
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It is a sad truth that being sick, whether it be an acute or a chronic condition, does not instantly canonize someone into sainthood. Often, the opposite is true and the bitterness and shock of illness, and the treatment we receive due to illness, can sour a person’s outlook and turn us into people we don’t want to be, people we never thought we could be. In reality, sickness isn’t just a battle for our health but also a long struggle to retain our humanity. Negative emotion can be a dominating aspect of chronic illness and often that negativity can be focused in the wrong places. While we may feel rightfully hard done by, we can inadvertently let those moments of despair and hate – those moments where we really think how unfair it all us – spill onto our relationships
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When I started working on this topic, I honestly took my time to try to understand if mental illness is an excuse for bad behaviour. Questions kept popping into my head, questions like ‘ If someone has depression, does that make it an excuse for their quick temper and cancellation of plans?’, ‘ If someone has anxiety, does over-drinking alcohol to numb the pain or avoiding social situations, is that an excuse?’. ‘ What of bipolar disorder, does being agitated and irritable serve as an excuse as well?’. Questions like this filled my head until I remembered two novels I read long ago, I don’t remember the titles, but in the first one, the lady was diagnosed with depression, and she used that as an excuse for everything, taking it to her advantage to procrastinate her work projects or get pity from people, often with a ghost smart smile playing on her lips. In the other book, it was about a young couple, so in love and all, until the husband went to war and completely changed, and according to the symptoms he portrayed, it was similar to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD. He had night terrors, was uncontrollably angry and very irritable.
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Mental illness is not an excuse to be a horrible person. Sometimes, people say things when they’re angry. Sometimes they say things that are really mean and hurtful and can upset people. A lot of times, that can be due to a struggle with a mental illness. But repeating hurtful choices is just that – a choice. A nasty pattern of behaviour is not something that should be allowed simply because someone has a mental illness. Blaming bad behaviour on mental illness comes in many forms. A person will say something offensive, and others will come to their defence by mentioning their mental illness, as though that gives people a free pass to hurt others. Or someone will use mental illness to excuse their own behaviour, accepting hurtful choices as just part of their illness or using their illness to justify their poor treatment of others. The reality is this: Mental illness is not a free pass to be cruel, offensive, or to engage in toxic behaviour.
Read more: https://metro.co.uk/2018/06/03/mental-illness-doesnt-excuse-treating-people-badly-7564873/?ito=cbshare
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Rudeness is not okay.
I find it interesting that when most people read the previous sentence, they either have one of two reactions:
1) They agree with the fact that rudeness is not okay.
2) They try to come up with excuses for when rudeness would be okay.
One option makes complete logical sense, while the other option is unspeakably lame and does nothing to make this world a more positive place (I’m sure you know which one is which.)
I actually just looked this up, but according to Merriam-Webster, being rude is officially defined as “not having or showing concern or respect for the rights and feelings of other people.”
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Abusive men are often at their most dangerous when they fear losing control – at the point of separation. Please do not tell him about any action you may be about to take or are thinking of taking.
A good place to start talking things through is with the National Domestic Violence helpline (0808 2000 247), which is run in partnership by Women’s Aid (womensaid.org.uk) and Refuge (refuge.org.uk). They can talk you through what protection is available to you, both practical and emotional, and there is plenty of information on the websites. The organisations may put you in touch with a local refuge or support group and may also give you practical advice about keeping vital documents safe and out of the home.
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Freud, Jung, Adler and other famous theorists’ names are commonly mentioned, but many people do not know the basis of their important research. Theorists have grappled with understanding factors that may impact personality. Many theorists have dedicated their lives to helping people deal with complex personality-based issues
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Personality characteristics have been associated with cocaine use. However, little is known about the mechanisms through which personality could impact drug use. The present study investigated the cross-sectional and prospective relationships between personality dimensions (i.e., impulsivity, neuroticism) and problematic cocaine use. Reactivity to a pharmacological stressor as a potential mediator of the relationship between neuroticism and future cocaine use was also examined.
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COMMON CHARACTERISTICS OF SERIAL KILLERS
What does serial killers profiles have in common? Take a look at the following: Resentment from society, bipolar disorder or disorganized thinking, sexually frustrated, inability to become socially accepted or sociable, daydreaming, wild imagination, over bearing parent and masturbation compulsive isolation.
Serial killer can be compare to a child who has wild imagination and lives in a fantasy; they don’t have the opportunity or ability to develop like a normal person. They make their fancy as their reality, they never learned of intimacy and the live without conscience. They think as they were the most powerful and dominant, in which they don’t possess charm, remorse and they suffer from lack of insight.
To understand serial killers, you need to look into their childhood experience and assess. If you start looking in their upbringing you will surely know what kind of experience that triggers them to kill. Every persons whether killer or not, will act depending on how their life was stems from childhood. History, experiences affect your daily lives. There are some who seek medical advice once they realize that needed one, while there are some who cannot accept and face this which results to abuse to other people or even themselves.
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