Victims of calculated, strategic, exploitive, devious, and deliberately invisible harm most often have no place to turn. The cost is great, and the number of victims is greater than most people imagine.
The solution is human more than institutional, and more than what currently available education and training provide. More often than not, professionals who encounter dangerous, predatory personalities will not know it. More often than not, people who encounter victims of dangerous, predatory personalities will find their stories impossible to believe. These same people who do not believe the victim include the professionals to whom such victims would be expected to turn to for help, often leading to the victim becoming suspect, instead of the predator.
At least three big factors, plus one more, combine to form a nearly impenetrable obstacle to victims getting the help they need: 1) media has strongly and incorrectly influenced ideas about what a dangerous, predatory personality looks like, including the false idea that their predatory behaviors are primarily sexual, physical, or, if neither, than nevertheless illegal, 2) education about dangerous, predatory personalities is superficial, even for professionals, 3) especially when hearing something that isn’t immediately comprehensible or conflicts with prior assumptions, human beings have a tendency to be poor listeners, to interrupt, to form opinions and provide counter arguments prior to getting the facts, and to stop listening before giving the victim the time it takes to tell the story, and before giving themselves the time it takes to see what will, otherwise, remain invisible to them.
An additional factor that contributes to the nearly impenetrable obstacle to victims getting the help they need is resistance to incorporating the biogenetic reality that the vast majority of dangerous, predatory personalities, though not all of them, are male.
Dangerous, predatory personalities are no less a danger to life and health than hidden landmines, yet they are not identified as a public health risk to men, women, and children. This omission leaves our institutions to proceed as if the health risk and danger of predatory personalities doesn’t exist, which leaves victims of dangerous, predatory personalities with no place to turn, and subjects victims to re-victimization when they try.
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