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WalterIWilliams

Humans are complex so there's many reasons for the way they act. Some people truly are mean. Others are mean because they think it makes them bigger or more important. Sometimes they see it as a way of showing strength or power. Some people are mean because they are hiding hurt or pain inside of themselves, have low self esteem, or are trying to keep others at a distance and are afraid of closeness. Things like stress and physical pain can also trigger people into being mean. In most cases, being mean has an underlying cause other than the meaness itself, but there are so many possibilities that each case can be different......Some can even be mean because of bad memories or past pain that haunts them...It's usually more about the person being mean than who they're being mean to....

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It is complex. I have been mean in the past. I was thinking only of my feelings and not of the others. Sometimes socio paths are mean to animals at a young age. I think lack of empathy, conscience and compassion; a cold heart. That is an extreme example but I think it is a nurture/nature thing. We are born a certain way and our early childhood experiences contribute positively or negatively to our personality.
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People can be mean to each other maybe for jealousy or guilt. Sometimes it just depends on what you did first or maybe its just something random.

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i think jealousy is the prime reason........(BadBoy009!)
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You can have all kindsof reasons but it all boils done to sin

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May be it's their one of the characters or jealous!

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They are mean-spirited or insecure

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Some people just do not have any respect for nothing or no one inc. them selves.

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because people dont realise what they got till its gone and they dont have respect for one another sux i know=(

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They don't have respect for no one, don't care about some one feelings, and they don't care about what ppl think about them either..

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Either they are h8ers or they have something that happen to them anf wanna take it out on you

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Cause they want people to feel as bad as they do.

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Because they have insecurities and they take it out on others to make themselves feel better. Or they have anger issues.

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Because we Feel That We need to bully other people so we can find out their weakness, plus we just like to see people get hurt.

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I think being mean shows a lack of compassion for others. Self centered egotistical insecure, tearing others down to build themselves up. I agree with the comment, if someone is mean, it says more about the mean person and less about what set them off.

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