Understanding Scapegoating

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This is another subject clients consult us about and we have had the experience and ability to help them.

The ego defense of displacement plays a role in scapegoating, in which uncomfortable feelings such as anger frustration envy and guilt are displaced and projected onto another, often the more vulnerable, person or group. The scapegoated target is then persecuted, providing the person doing the scapegoating not only with a conduit for his uncomfortable feelings, but also with pleasurable feelings of piety and self-righteous indignation. The creation of a villain necessarily implies that of a hero, even if both are purely fictional.

Some would say that Satan the Devil was used as a Scapegoat for sins and interestingly they also depict his image as half man half goat.

Read more here:

Psychology Today.

Judging a Situation without Hearing Both Sides

Certain members of a social group can listen to an opposing (and not always truthful) side of a dispute and choose to believe the opposing version without approaching their other associates to hear the full story. I have reasearched why this occurs.

This subject has also been raised by clients during consultations so these occurrences inspired me to do further research.

Read This If You Have Been Judged By Others Who Have Not Heard The Full Story

They’re entertained by the bullying. 30 Lucia. The bully could be a friend or even a family member, so they may feel obligated not to say anything.