Which "vulnerability trait" do you tend to exhibit the most?

Posted by: PetersSmith

I am going to destroy you.

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Low self-confidence

Victim is self-doubting, lacking in confidence and assertiveness, likely to go on the defensive too easily.
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2

Lonely

Lonely people may accept any offer of human contact. A psychopathic stranger may offer human companionship for a price.
2 votes
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3

Immature

Has impaired judgment and believes the exaggerated advertising claims.
1 vote
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4

Impulsive

Make snap decisions about, for example, what to buy or whom to marry without consulting others.
1 vote
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External locus of control.

In personality psychology, locus of control refers to the extent to which individuals believe they can control events affecting them. Understanding of the concept was developed by Julian B. Rotter in 1954, and has since become an aspect of personali... ty studies. A person's "locus" is conceptualized as either internal or external.Individuals with a strong internal locus of control believe events in their life derive primarily from their own actions: for example, when receiving test results, people with an internal locus of control tend to praise or blame themselves and their abilities. People with a weak external locus of control tend to praise or blame external factors such as the teacher or the test. Locus of control generated much research in a variety of areas in psychology. The construct is applicable to such fields as educational psychology, health psychology and clinical psychology. Debate continues whether specific or more global measures of locus of control will prove to be more useful in practical application. Careful distinctions should also be made between locus of control and attributional style, or between locus of control and concepts such as self-efficacy   more
1 vote
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"Disease to please"

We do something pleasing, we get positive reinforcement—and we're hooked! However, this desire to please others often gets carried away and we lose sight of what it is we authentically want.
1 vote
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Lack of assertiveness and ability to say no.

Assertiveness is the quality of being self-assured and confident without being aggressive. In the field of psychology and psychotherapy, it is a learnable skill and mode of communication. Dorland's Medical Dictionary defines assertiveness as: "a for... m of behavior characterized by a confident declaration or affirmation of a statement without need of proof; this affirms the person's rights or point of view without either aggressively threatening the rights of another or submissively permitting another to ignore or deny one's rights or point of view".During the second half of the 20th century, assertiveness was increasingly singled out as a behavioral skill taught by many personal development experts, behavior therapists, and cognitive behavioral therapists. Assertiveness is often linked to self-esteem. The term and concept was popularized to the general public by books such as Your Perfect Right: A Guide to Assertive Behavior by Robert E. Alberti, and When I Say No, I Feel Guilty: How To Cope Using the Skills of Systematic Assertiveness Therapy by Manuel J. Smith   more
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Blurry sense of identity.

This disorder, formerly known as multiple personality disorder, is characterized by "switching" to alternate identities. You may feel the presence of one or more other people talking or living inside your head, and you may feel as though you're poss... essed by other identities. Each of these identities may have a unique name, personal history and characteristics, including obvious differences in voice, gender, mannerisms and even such physical qualities as the need for eyeglasses. There also are differences in how familiar each identity is with the others. People with dissociative identity disorder typically also have dissociative amnesia and often have dissociative fugue   more
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Addiction to earning the approval and acceptance of others/dependent.

People strongly desire approval and would be much less happy if they received none. The idea that you must have love or approval from all the significant people in your life. Dependent people need to be loved and are therefore gullible and liable to...  say yes to something to which they should say no   more
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Naïveté

Victim finds it too hard to accept the idea that some people are cunning, devious and ruthless or is "in denial" if he or she is being victimized.
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Over-conscientiousness

Victim is too willing to give manipulator the benefit of the doubt and see their side of things in which they blame the victim.
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12

Over-intellectualization

Victim tries too hard to understand and believes the manipulator has some understandable reason to be hurtful.
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13

Emotional dependency

Victim has a submissive or dependent personality. The more emotionally dependent the victim is, the more vulnerable he or she is to being exploited and manipulated.
0 votes
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14

Frugal

Cannot say no to a bargain even if they know the reason it is so cheap.
0 votes
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Altruistic

The opposite of psychopathic: too honest, too fair, too empathetic.
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Impressionable

Overly seduced by charmers. For example, they might vote for the seemingly charming politician who kisses babies. A weak minded individual's opinion may be easily swayed by propaganda or emotional manipulation tactics, as they do not possess an adeq... uate ability to judge or discern the quality of an assertion, or they may exhibit a lack of discipline   more
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Trusting

People who are honest often assume that everyone else is honest. They are more likely to commit themselves to people they hardly know without checking credentials, etc., and less likely to question so-called experts.
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Greedy

The greedy and dishonest may fall prey to a psychopath who can easily entice them to act in an immoral way.
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Masochistic

Lack self-respect and so unconsciously let psychopaths take advantage of them. They think they deserve it out of a sense of guilt.
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Elderly

The elderly can become fatigued and less capable of multi-tasking. When hearing a sales pitch they are less likely to consider that it could be a con. They are prone to giving money to someone with a hard-luck story.
0 votes
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Narcissistic

Narcissists are prone to falling for unmerited flattery.
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Materialistic

Easy prey for loan sharks or get-rich-quick schemes.
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Emilrose says2015-06-18T15:36:26.4851257-05:00
Oh no, this couldn't possibily be revealed.
Stefy says2015-06-18T19:10:56.7289151-05:00
Elderly...?
PetersSmith says2015-06-18T19:11:50.1025419-05:00
Stefy: "The elderly can become fatigued and less capable of multi-tasking. When hearing a sales pitch they are less likely to consider that it could be a con. They are prone to giving money to someone with a hard-luck story."
Forthelulz says2015-06-18T20:22:56.9615022-05:00
What if I am that psychopath?
PetersSmith says2015-06-18T20:23:54.3129746-05:00
Forthelulz: Everyone has vulnerabilities.
Forthelulz says2015-06-18T20:25:06.3153598-05:00
You don't have a misanthropy option.
PetersSmith says2015-06-18T20:26:26.8947393-05:00
Forthelulz: That's not a vulnerability trait.
Forthelulz says2015-06-18T20:27:16.0356843-05:00
Then I'm perfectly safe.
PetersSmith says2015-06-18T20:28:17.0792298-05:00
Forthelulz: If you are unable to vote for anything, chances are you are narcissistic.
Forthelulz says2015-06-18T20:30:05.7775210-05:00
But I care not for the approval or praise of others.
PetersSmith says2015-06-18T20:31:23.2254110-05:00
Forthelulz: Well, considering the fact you already voted for lonely, I don't think having this argument is worth it.
Forthelulz says2015-06-18T20:32:39.6426811-05:00
Closest possible. Of course, I'm in it more for having a conversation where we can complain about something, but I have you pigeons, I mean victims, I mean people for that.
blackwhite says2015-08-13T19:45:58.2397272Z
Almost all of these.

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