One of the best articles I've read on Scapegoating. - Rebecca Mandeville, MA
Scapegoaters are insecure people driven to try and raise their own status by attempting to lower the status of their target
by Glynis Sherwood
Did you grow up having doubts about your self esteem or personal worth? When things went wrong in your family, did you tend to be the fall guy? Do you find yourself encountering recurring disrespect from friends or colleagues? Do you feel unsure of yourself and/or have difficulty experiencing trust in relationships?
If you answered ‘Yes’ to any of these statements, you may have been scapegoated by your family. The term ‘scapegoat’ refers to a family member who takes the blame for difficulties in the family.Scapegoating is a form of bullying. Family relationships profoundly impact our identity and how we view ourselves.
How to Tell if You Have Been Scapegoated: (Read the rest of the article here - http://glynissherwood.com/12-steps-to-breaking-free-from-being-the-family-scapegoat/)