Ted Bundy and Charles Manson

1450 Words Jun 16th, 2018 6 Pages
There IS a connection between murderous beings, such as Ted Bundy and Charles Manson, and a common high school bully. Such characters share similar traits such as a lack of remorse/shame/guilt and changing themselves if they know it will help keep them from being found out. This is known as sociopathy. The connection between the two characters listed earlier, is that the root of their behavior stems from their childhood. More specifically, it stems from their upbringing. A child who suffers from maltreatment or neglect are two very common problems. There is even the opposite of neglect, a parent who praises and pushes their child to do their best, throughout their entire life, until the child finally snaps. How a young child is treated …show more content…
Phrases such as “You are an idiot!” or “Why can’t you be like the other kids?” impact a young child’s brain. Even symbolic aggression such as a slamming door or the silent treatment can affect a child who’s already been abused. The more a child experiences these events, the more of this kind of behavior is planted into their brain. Over the course the child’s life, everything they’ve ever witnessed or experienced, has planted a “seed” in their brain. The more recurring the events get , the more fertilized that “seed” becomes; it becomes easier to grow and take root. Around the ages of ten through fifteen, the connections in the brain, or “seeds”, are put to the test. What they experience in that five year range will grow some seeds more than others, and let others die out. It is at this point in the child’s life that is most crucial to influence them down the right path and try to “prune” away the bad seeds and encourage the better ones. To do this though, people must first recognize the signs of sociopathy in a child early on to start taking precautionary measures. Common signs of sociopathy in a child are hard to diagnose because most children act like a nutcase at this young of age. Narcissism and poor impulse control are two examples, but the child can also have other signs. They are not definitive signs, but they are big red flags. Such flags include extremely aggressive behavior towards other children, animals, or adults, unemotional behavior

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