Have any of you heard of the "shadow self?" It's a theory by Carl Jung about the darkness in other human beings. It's also one of the main plot points in the Mindhunter TV series. While serial killers display these personality traits to an extreme degree we all hold these dark characteristics. Do you believe the destructive side of your being is evil? Do you believe in evil? I'm curious to know. While it's easy to project your more lacking qualities to the scapegoat of your choice it's unsettling to realize that not everyone you've ever interacted with is a cartoonish representation of a deplorable trait. My mother's incest against my brother and I is deplorable but she was so much more than that. Do you feel that is the hardest part of getting through a trauma? When I realize my mother and the sadistic pedophiles I became intwined with were more than just a juxtaposition of a cartoon villain I become dusturbed. It's all very unsettling how the nature of sex, violence, and domination is a part of the human psyche.