• Not always, many high risk jobs attract psychopaths, and they are good at it because they can make decisions based on logic and reason, such as a surgeon. In everyday circumstances it can come off rude, and people with avoiding attachments, often come across cold and self centred, but this is a shield of protection created in childhood, to not get hurt.
    • Shadow Of The Mind
      What if a parent is insensitive to the emotions of their child and not showing empathy and understanding towards them? Would that be mistreating the child? What if the child is suffering from depression because of how they are treated by their parent?
    • Creamcrackered
      Yes, it's emotional abuse, even if it's done in unawares, take a look at attachment theory, if a parent does not allow emotion, the child disconnects, this can lead to an avoidant attachment, if given unstable parenting it can lead to anxious or fearful avoidant. In dysfunctional households whether psychological, emotional,or physical (including sexual), the child learns coping mechanisms, fight, flight, freeze, flop or fawn.
    • Shadow Of The Mind
      I understand now.

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