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Why do altruistic people tend to attract more negative, vampiric, & even predato

  1. gmwilliams profile image85
    gmwilliamsposted 2 years ago

    Why do altruistic people tend to attract more negative, vampiric, & even predatory types of people

    than selfish people who tend to attract more positive, confident types of people in their lives?  Analytical, mature answers please.

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  2. Express10 profile image88
    Express10posted 2 years ago

    It is clear that predatory, vampiric, negative types of people want the easiest targets and that would clearly be altruistic people. It has been reported recently that the female suicide bomber who blew herself up in Paris called out "help me, help me" to ensnare altruistic officers and special forces into her trap before blowing herself up.

    Altruistic people often give people the benefit of the doubt and turn the other cheek to their detriment and often to the benefit of the predator's goals. Unfortunately, these types of interactions happen anywhere, everyday.

    Until the altruistic realize that there is a fairly large number of people who will take advantage of them, injure, or even kill them, they will endanger themselves mentally, physically, socially, career wise, and financially because they are not actively making efforts to ensure their best interests against these types of people.

    1. gmwilliams profile image85
      gmwilliamsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      SPOT ON answer as usual!  I have SEEN this!

  3. Aime F profile image83
    Aime Fposted 2 years ago

    Unfortunately bad people do prey on other people's trust, but I don't think that means that people should be less giving or selfless.  For every bad person there a hundred good people in legitimate need of help.

    I don't think selfish people attract positive, confident people.  That seems counterintuitive.

    1. gmwilliams profile image85
      gmwilliamsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I believe they do because they exude a respect me, I don't take crap attitude.  Selfish people do attract confident people because they are confident themselves!  Altruistic people exude a walk on me attitude which attract more negative people.

    2. Aime F profile image83
      Aime Fposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I think you are making some massive and inaccurate generalizations.

    3. gmwilliams profile image85
      gmwilliamsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I have seen this firsthand. Altruistic people are crapped on while selfish people are respected!

    4. Aime F profile image83
      Aime Fposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      That's anecdotal evidence.  Cannot be applied to every other person in the world.  I know plenty of confident altruists and plenty of negative, insecure selfish people.

 
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