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What Do Extremes Really Say About The Human Elemate

I often wonder about extremes in the human psyche. Like some people are overly critical and some are not at all. Love and hate so close a kin that one can merge into the other sometimes. Do the spectrums come back around and meet each other?

By this I mean that in some there is the heartless, impassive, unfeeling, hateful and malevolent characteristics to their personality. The type of person that is demented, amoral, psychopathic, pseudo- masochistic, anti-social, and just down right evil. This causes their lives to be chaotic, they are narcissistic and self involved. Their lives end up being lived through horrible fantasies that they act out and they end up either in prison or in a mental facility. And all hope for a normal life is gone.

But, then you have the other end of the spectrum where a person is kind, generous, caring, compassionate, loving, giving, merciful, humane, tolerant, and good. They are so sensitive to others needs and are so empathic and giving of themselves that they do not have a normal life. They spend all of their time feeling others pain and trying to help others. To a point where they become sick and in some cases become so emotional because they just can't give enough that they become suicidal or revert to drug or alcohol to sooth this feeling of just not being able to give enough.

So, you have these two extremes. Which is really worse? One may hurt more people but the other feels they can't help enough and become distraught over it to the point of harming themselves. In doing so they brake down the family and circle of friends. What and makes one so close to one end of the spectrum and another so close to the other?

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Feisty56 wrote on September 19, 2015, 9:58 PM

Being closer to the second extreme, although thankfully not to the point of self-destruction, I can tell you I prefer this end than what I can imagine the other end is like.

DWDavisRSL wrote on September 19, 2015, 10:41 PM

Neither extreme is healthy, though one is clearly more harmful to the person, the people around him or her, and society in general.

celticeagle wrote on September 19, 2015, 11:28 PM

So one is less hurtful to less people.

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celticeagle wrote on September 19, 2015, 11:29 PM

I understand and agree wholeheartedly.

CoralLevang wrote on September 20, 2015, 5:22 PM

I might even suggest that we are all capable of both, falling somewhere in the middle of the continuum.

I really appreciated your writing this.

celticeagle wrote on September 25, 2015, 9:01 AM

That would certainly be perfection if we had to fall somewhere. Hehe