There are probably sociopaths in our midst and we don’t even know it. Someone with a personality disorder manifesting itself in antisocial behaviour and attitudes. It’s not something we think about but perhaps we should start.
I have been around people who demean others to make themselves feel better. When someone takes the time to point out another person’s flaws, it becomes pre-meditated. They choose to do it with malicious intent, in order to make themselves feel better and to take the attention off themselves.
It’s also about control, it’s like a fix they’ve got to have. It’s becomes a bully tactic that serves to make others feel worse. For those that do it, their behaviour doesn’t start and end there; it’s probably something they’ve done for years with their parents before them.
It’s clearly a sign of them being insecure, but they will never acknowledge they’re actions are as a result of their insecurities. Their behaviour is about dominance. They have to try harder to win at being more dominant because that gives them the control over their lives and other people’s lives too.
A massive contrast of course to those who are happy and confident, who are genuinely happy for other people to be successful. The irony is that we can all turn our lives around and become confident and happy.
No one has to stay like this. It’s all about our mental health and correcting that and with help it can be done.