What is Stockholm Syndrome?

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Answer #1

Stockholm syndrome is a term used to describe a paradoxical psychological phenomenon wherein hostages express adulation and have positive feelings towards their captors that appear irrational in light of the danger or risk endured by the victims, essentially mistaking a lack of abuse from their captors as an act of kindness. In other words hostages feel sympathetic towards there captors and sometimes defend them

Answer #2

Stockholm syndrome is where hostages develop positive feelings, and sympathy for their captors.

Answer #3

When people are kidnapped or held hostage for a long time, they can become slightly delusional and start having feelings (romantic, or idol) towards the person(s) who kidnapped them. This can often lead to complications later o if the person is then freed, as they do not want their kidnapper to go to jaiI and they will do anything to defend them. Stockholm syndrome is common among kidnapped children, where the kidnapper will trick them into thinking that they are good, and as the children grow up in this deluded reality, they start to depend 100% on this kidnapper, and are then often not able to function in the real world, without somebody ordering them around 24/7.

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