Family’s protection of their own feelings of guilt onto the scapegoat is a psychological defense mechanism.
Even if you’re empathic towards family, you are accused of being uncaring for not putting others, especially the narcissist first.
By blaming the scapegoat for the family’s difficulties, they evade their own responsibility.
Distance from negative family interactions by going minimal or no contact.
In scapegoating, one of the authority figures made a decision that somebody in the family has to be the bad guy.
Scapegoat is the truth teller,
who complaining problems and confronts parent
on the dysfunctional family situation.
Anyone who following my blog should understand I’m a scapegoat in dysfunctional family.
Years ago, I can hardly understand what’s the meaning of terms e.g. narcissistic, scapegoat and dysfunctional etc.
I just feel something wrong but my knowledge base was not well enough to figure out chaos / struggles in my life. Gladly I love to read / listen podcasts etc to put myself to unlearn and relearn many things.
Family / parents are always the taboos to discuss, people love to see shiny things or listen touching / lovely family stories. Because people don’t feel comfortable to disclose so more dirty secrets are hidden.
Are you the truth teller? Are you suffering for being honest to yourself? Please share your thoughts or this post so we help to raise public awareness.
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