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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Personality Traits in Victims©

Prime Target for Victimization

This list is not exhaustive. A person possessing some of the traits listed below is a prime target for victimization by a person desiring a sociopathic relationship style.

  • A belief that if you love enough the person will change
  • A belief that if you love enough the relationship will succeed
  • Difficulty establishing and maintaining boundaries
  • Unable to say no
  • Being easily influenced by others
  • Wanting to be rescued from your life situation
  • Wanting to rescue others from their distress
  • Being over-nurturing, particularly when not asked
  • Feelings of shame and self-doubt
  • Low self-esteem
  • A lack of memories about childhood or periods of adulthood
  • Shyness
  • Difficulty communicating
  • A lack of self-confidence
  • Wanting to please
  • A lack of motivation from within and being motivated by what others want

The Signs of Victimization

The signs listed below are typical but, in and of themselves, are not symptoms of victimization. If you or anyone you know have these signs, please see a qualified professional for evaluation. These are the primary signs; the list is not exhaustive.

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Fear of relationships
  • Numbing of feelings
  • Irritability
  • Difficulty falling asleep
  • Fear of being alone
  • Severe mood swings
  • Loss of energy
  • Loss of interest in life
  • Suicidal thoughts or actions
  • The classic symptoms of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

PLEASE NOTE: Personality Traits in Victims© is the original work of The Sociopathic Style™. They were written in 2005 and are protected under US copyright laws.  If you are going to share them, please do not rewrite them and do link back to this page. Thanks!

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