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Why Preying on others’ Vulnerability is wrong

why prey on others’ vulnerability is wrong

Preying on others is a bad thing. It’s wrong, it hurts people, and it often leads to further abuse and pain. There are many reasons why preying on others’ vulnerability is harmful, so I’ll go over some of them here.

Preying on others is harmful.

Preying on others is harmful. It’s wrong, I know you already knew that, but it bears repeating. The reason why it’s so harmful and wrong is because of the impact on the victim. When someone is taken advantage of, they are left feeling vulnerable and ashamed. They feel like they’re not worthy enough to make decisions for themselves or that they had no control over what happened to them. This can lead them to blame themselves for being vulnerable in the first place; which only enhances their feelings of shame and guilt that may have existed before being taken advantage of by another person or group of people for whatever reason(s).

The other negative consequence is what happens to predators who prey on others (which I will get into later) – this could include anything from a loss of self-respect due to their actions or even physical health issues such as high blood pressure! These are only just some examples; there are many more reasons why preying upon others’ vulnerabilities can lead down very dangerous roads indeed!

On top of all this comes social implications: how does society view those who prey upon others? Are these individuals looked down upon? Yes! And rightfully so because preying upon someone else’s vulnerabilities is not something we should tolerate within ourselves or our communities..

Preying on others is an abuse of power

To prey on someone’s vulnerability is to abuse your power, plain and simple. The most common example of this dynamic is when an employer abuses a position of power over an employee by taking advantage of them sexually or otherwise. But there are many other ways that people abuse their power—for example:

  • A friend uses their “friendship” status to pressure you into doing something you don’t want to do
  • Your boss at work tells everyone about your most embarrassing moment in front of the entire office
  • Your neighbor constantly borrows things from you but never returns them

If someone has a position of power over you (like being your boss or having more money than they let on), they should not use that influence to coerce or manipulate other people into doing things they don’t want to do.

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Preying on others shows a lack of self-esteem.

Preying on others shows a lack of self-esteem.

If you don’t have self-esteem, you will try to get it from others. You’ll hide your true self and feel empty inside. You’ll feel like you’re not good enough, that you need to prove yourself or find someone who will value you just as much as everyone else does. When this happens, we often see people who are very insecure or demanding in relationships or friendships start to prey on those around them because they think it’s the only way they can feel good about themselves.

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Preying on others can lead to isolation

A person who preys on others is likely to be an isolator. They may isolate the person they prey on by taking them out of their normal circle of friends or family. This kind of isolation can lead to depression and anxiety. It can also cause you to feel lonely, have low self-esteem, and even angry at yourself for being so vulnerable in the first place

Do not prey on others’ vulnerability to get your needs met – but rather seek to help them or get your needs met in other ways.

  • Rather than preying on another’s vulnerability, help them. If you see someone in need and can assist them without putting yourself at risk, do so.
  • If you are being preyed upon by someone who is taking advantage of your situation or feelings of self-doubt, try to get away from that person as soon as possible.


As we’ve seen, preying on others for their vulnerability is not a good practice. The best way to get your needs met is to seek out someone who will help you or get your needs met in another way.

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