Quote 130 – dysfunctional family scapegoat 9

The scapegoat is likely develop feelings of intense psychological distress, perform well below his / her best academically and later, encounter serious problems with social interaction.

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Quote 128 – dysfunctional family scapegoat 7

Family’s protection of their own feelings of guilt onto the scapegoat is a psychological defense mechanism.

Quote 127 – dysfunctional family scapegoat 6

If the scapegoat becomes too insistent about expressing his / her point of view.

The rest of the family may cut him / her off from it entirely, thus totally isolating him / her.

Quote 176 -Types of Emotional Child Abuse 16

Inappropriate control – parents exercise overcontrol – which robs children of the opportunities for self-assertion and self-development.