The internet is full of memes that promise to reveal the true nature of a child’s personality.
A recent one from The Onion, however, goes a step further and claims that children are sociopaths.
The story centers around a child who is repeatedly told that he is being bullied, and is told he must learn to behave in a certain way.
In a few short seconds, we get a full on breakdown of the child’s character, including how he thinks, feels, and acts.
Here’s how it’s done:The first person to break the news is the person who tells the child to be a little more respectful and mature, and this person is also the child himself.
The message is clear: don’t bully the bully, and if you do, you’re doing it wrong.
The child’s parents and peers react with dismay.
“It’s very clear in the trailer that he’s a sociopathy,” said Sarah Hurd, a psychologist and director of the Child Trauma Clinic at Columbia University.
“There’s a clear sense that he has a very specific set of ideas about what constitutes good parenting and that they are going to be harmful.”
Hurd said that in her own work, she has observed the phenomenon of a sociopaths behavior in children as young as six months old.
She said the behavior is rooted in the need for protection.
The first sign of a disturbed child is that the child is crying, and often a child with autism spectrum disorders is particularly prone to cry, said Hurd.
“You have a lot of kids crying in their parents presence,” she said.
“It’s like, what is wrong with my child?”
This is not just about a crying baby, but it’s about an adult who is upset and upset, she said, and the child needs someone to protect them from the outside world.
“The more that children experience this, the more likely it is that they will develop these problems,” said Hudd.
The children who suffer most from the condition are those who have been raised by an abusive, neglectful, or controlling parent, Hurd said.
Hurd has worked with some of these children and said that she often saw them suffering from severe anxiety and depression.
The most difficult thing for parents to do is to help their children cope, said Dr. Karen Bouchard, an associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Yale University and an expert in sociopathy.
The best approach is to work together with the child.
“The best approach, of course, is to treat [the child] in a safe and loving way,” she told Entertainment Weekly.
Hurd believes that there are a few key elements to understanding how children with sociopathy develop.
First, sociopaths are often narcissistic in their way of thinking, Hudd said.
They have a lack of empathy and they have a deep attachment to a person.
The more narcissistic the child, the less likely he or she is to develop a need for a relationship with another person, she added.
Secondly, sociopathic behavior often takes on a life of its own, Bouchards said.
Children who are bullied are frequently traumatized, and their emotional responses can be very erratic and unpredictable.
They often think about their own feelings and thoughts.
In this way, they are more prone to the development of psychopathology, she explained.
Lastly, children who have experienced abuse often develop a sense of entitlement and a need to be “treated like a person,” Bouchart said.
This is a problem for parents and others who can’t be trusted to be caring for children.
“I think we have to ask ourselves, how do we manage a situation that’s in some ways so damaging to a child?”
While the film isn’t necessarily meant to be taken literally, it’s clear that its message is not one to ignore.
The trailer doesn’t tell the story from the child the way that films like The Matrix and The Fault in Our Stars do, but instead shows a child in a state of trauma, struggling with feelings of anger and sadness, and a lack that they’re not alone.
Hudd believes that the film has a message to share.
“What I find is that people don’t want to say it’s just a video game or a movie or something like that,” she explained to EW.
“They want to talk about it, they want to be able to put it out there and say that this is a real issue.
I think that’s the message that I think is important.”
If you or anyone you know is experiencing any of these symptoms, you should seek help immediately.
You can find a therapist, or you can contact ChildLine, a 24-hour hotline that can help you get help with any issues related to child abuse or neglect.