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 145 – Adult survivor of scapegoating

Scapegoated children and adults may suffer from chronic insecurity in relationships.

Psychology # 32 : Silent Treatment

 

 

This is very common in dysfunctional / toxic family, or even at toxic work environment.

 

Abuser choose ignore or pretend victims are not exist, at the same time, they may over-empathize another person’s behavior, praise and adore them with no sense.

 

The aim is to downgrade the status of victim, make them know that they are not valuable / worthy to the abuser.  This can damage target’s self-esteem / confidence seriously as they may feel / think they are useless.