Anonymous asked in Social SciencePsychology · 1 month ago

What do people think of ethnic swedes feeling love for psychopaths who threaten to kill them because of stockholm syndrome?

2 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    I feel sorry for them.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Stockholm Syndrome, where a person who has been victimized may develop an attachment to the aggressor, is similar, but not identical to traumatic bonding. When released, the female hostage found she had formed a strong attachment, a sort of infatuation, with her captor. They can occur in romantic relationships, friendships, within the family, the workplace. Four conditions are also involved in developing Stockholm Syndrome.

    –(1). The victim is threatened with death or great physical harm and perceives the perpetrator to be capable of carrying out the threat.

    –(2). The victim feels there is no means for escape from the situation and perceives that their lives depend on their captor.

    –(3). The victim feels isolated and feels very little hope for outside intervention from family or friends.

    –(4). The perpetrator offers kindness along with the violence, increasing the victims perception of complete helplessness and dependence on the captor. 

    It may be easier to understand Stockholm syndrome as an actual survival strategy for victims because it seems to increase victims chances of survival and is believed to be a necessary tactic for defending psychologically and physically against experiencing an abusive, toxic, and controlling relationship. Stockholm syndrome is often found in toxic relationships where a power differential exists, such as between a parent and child or spiritual leader and congregant and they can occur in friendships and the workplace. The resulting bond, although unhealthy, is often a stronger bond than the one that forms in healthy relationships. 

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