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raccoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 08:44 AM
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Why do some people like to inflict pain on others?

Whether emotional or physical.
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bif Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 08:47 AM
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1. You mean like George Bush on the Iraqi people?
Because he's a psychopath.
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MissMillie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 08:49 AM
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2. because they feel that they only way they can be "big"
is to make other people feel small.
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Solon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 08:50 AM
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3. They like to use people, and have no consideration for their feelings. n/t
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Fran Kubelik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 08:55 AM
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4. Is someone hurting you?
:(
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raccoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 08:57 AM
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5. Not right now, but they sure have in the past. nt
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Fran Kubelik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 08:59 AM
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6. I have been there.
:hug:

I think humans are some of the cruelest animals on the planet, frankly.
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Arkansas Granny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 09:03 AM
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7. I believe it gives them a false sense of power over the person
they are hurting.
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unpossibles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 09:05 AM
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8. insecurity and power
then again, I sometimes like to inflict pain on people, but only if they ask nicely. Or beg. Whichever.

:D


:spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank:
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Wcross Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 09:07 AM
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9. Because mental illness is more pervasive than we admit.
You have to be mentally ill to enjoy making others suffer. I saw an interesting quote by Eleanor Roosevelt recently here on D.U. I believe it was "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent".
As far as physical pain, they need to be dealt with harshly.
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 09:08 AM
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10. Cause they're sociopaths? Psychopaths?
Garden variety sadists?

Who knows... I sure don't understand them.
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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 09:11 AM
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11. Sadists enjoy inflicting pain.
It's a mental disorder.
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J-Lo Biafra Donating Member (418 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 09:13 AM
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12. It depends on the situation. Is there any particular situation you have in mind?
Edited on Thu Dec-06-07 09:14 AM by Java Queen
Such vague assertions are useless without some sort of context.
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 09:37 AM
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13. dissatisfaction with their own lives
yes
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Tyler Durden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 10:48 AM
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14. Tell us who hurt you: we would like to inflict pain on them.
Kidding!
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raccoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 08:03 AM
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16. Mostly family members, but some others.

Thanks. :-)
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TrogL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 11:12 AM
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15. Kink
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