Why do some people enjoy hurting other people’s feelings?

Why do some people enjoy hurting other people’s feelings?

“Some people have so hurt themselves they need others to feel just as bad as they do. I don’t know if this helps but I’ll give an example that came across my mind when thinking of this same question a couple of weeks ago.

When I was 9 years old I would go to my friend’s house and play with her. She had a 4-year-old sister who would always come into her room when I was over and pull my hair really hard and hit me. She would then linger around the room, give me dirty looks, and then run out of the room and cry.

As a little girl, I thought she was so mean. I didn’t know I did to make her so upset.

It has been 12 years since then and that little girl is all grown up now and a normal sweet teenager. (she is not pulling anyone’s hair anymore). Now that I am older I have put it into perspective that it had nothing to do with her not liking me. She was just a jealous frustrated little girl who didn’t get her sister’s attention because I was the one playing with her.

When it comes to people putting others down or saying nasty things just remember it is a reflection of themselves not you”.

Jacquelyn Moreno