Child Abuse And Its Effects On Social And Personality Development

1184 Words Dec 16th, 2016 5 Pages
People are afraid of psychopaths, serial killers, and antisocial people but they don’t usually try to understand why they are the way they are. Society should actually fear those who caused them to be the way they are now. The majority of the people who suffer from these mental illnesses were caused by people who abused them when they were children. It is important to know how a person changes and what causes them to change. Child abuse tends to change people’s personalities in several ways. As the experiences and everything that has an impact in a child effects their social and personality development, too. Children who are sexually, emotionally, or physically abused have higher possibilities to have a least a psychiatric disorder. Child abuse is something that has to be reported and be treated immediately as children who are abused can experience and suffer from brain damage, become serial killers, or even die.
To be clear, “Child abuse is when a parent or caregiver [or any other human being], whether through action or failing to act, causes injury, death, emotional harm or risk of serious harm to a child. There are many forms of child maltreatment, including neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse, exploitation and emotional abuse” (National Child Abuse Hotline). By this being said, child abuse is basically everything that can risk the health of a child. The health of a child and its childhood is extremely important for their social and personality development. Infancy…

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