dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,
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dreadedcandiru2

Mike's anger problem......

One of Mike's least appealing characteristics is his inability to control his aggressive impulses. We've seen that he can't take gentle kidding or being told do thing things he doesn't like; if he thinks he stands a chance against his 'tormentor', he responds with violence. We also know that he just cannot handle being asked to share things. This messed up Liz's life no end because he felt that she was an unwelcome interloper. As I've said before, he to this day believes that she deserves the shoddy, hateful, selfish treatment she got from him because she was in his way. If he wasn't smacking her on the head, he resorted to vicious tactics like saddling her with demeaning nicknames or gleefully pointing out that she was a burden to raise and did not belong in her own home. Sadly, of course, he was only parroting his idiot parents. He got so much of the "If I didn't have you to tie me down, I'd have a better life" and "If you don't stop asking for affection and/or attention, I'll pound you" crap, he thought that was how people are supposed to treat each other. Knowing that he was warped by his folks doesn't absolve him of his sins, of course. All it does is tell us why he does things.
Tags: child rearing disasters, mikerobe: the universal infant
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