Why are hateful people hated

How do you react to hatred?

A strong aversion, a strong feeling of rejection and enmity towards a person, group or institution: This is the definition of "hate" according to Duden. Hatred can manifest itself through anti-Semitic and racist statements in public, both online and offline.

The psychological causes of hatred are different: economic or social failure, dissatisfaction, prolonged unemployment - all problems that accumulate in one's own life and are passed on to others. Again and again they mate with attitudes that consider certain groups to be inferior.

Hatred in everyday life

Online entries are then distributed in social networks, for example, in which it is posted that Muslims have "never been human" and that they "march back into Hitler's Africa Corps (sic!) In their hatred of Jews and slaughter people on the Balkan front". Defamation, allegations and inflammatory postings are now increasingly being pursued by some parties.

Hate can also be observed off the Internet. Whether in the queue in the supermarket, at demonstrations, on the football field or on public transport: Wherever many people meet, it can be situations triggered by stress, in which an intrinsic hatred is communicated to the outside and, for example, others are insulted because of their appearance.

What did you observe?

Have you already experienced such scenes and how do you react to them? What does your reaction depend on, and how do you judge other people's behavior in public when hostility and hostility are displayed? Do you have the impression that hate-driven actions in public spaces have increased? What is "hate" for you, what examples do you know? (sni, September 7, 2016)


More about the phenomenon of hatred

Everyone talks about hate on the net. We take a look at the phenomenon of hatred on and off the internet - with videos, graphics, texts and discussion formats.