People make excuses for abusive people for a variety of reasons… which I have blogged about previously.
Now I am starting to see that some might be defending abusive people – like narcissists, sociopaths, because maybe they know deep down, they have the traits too.
Disordered people often don’t want to admit that is what they are – especially when those disordered traits are abusive and wrong.
Maybe some of the people defending abusive disordered people – subconsciously recognise the traits within themselves – and so immediately go on the defensive and defend abusive people……… which is actually not about having compassion for others….. it is about protecting their own selves and their own issues, so they don’t have to have self honesty and delve within, into their own darkness.
It’s easier to believe they are a decent person, rather than accept their own narcissism, their own sociopathic traits etc……. if you can make excuses for them, in others.
And of course, it is easy to then label this behaviour with the delusion, of ‘compassion’.