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What is this human behavior called, and at what age do children learn it?

What is the behavior called when one person is able to recognize controversial behavior in others but is blind to seeing the same (or worse) disruptive behavior in himself (or his friends?) And at what age do children learn this? When do they recognize that they are exhibiting same or worse behavior as their 'enemies' and thus if their 'enemy' is subject to punishment, he is also subject to the same punishment?

Asked By: canonize - 1/18/2010
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that the child only learns when exposed to it. How sheltered is the child? You have to teach it. We are all born wild. Empathy, compassion, loyalty, respect, manners ........ have to be instilled... More
Answered By: Burt - 1/19/2010
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If the child is human, he/she begins to exhibit and learn behavioral patterns almost immediately. Sadly, many adults use the same reasoning process they used at age 6 or 7. How else could we comprehend the blunders made by modern politicians and fundies?
Answered By: caldwell - 1/18/2010
 
An idiot? no, um... maybe a hypocrite?
Answered By: Sweet - 12/28/2013
 
It's called being self indulgent
Answered By: Chelseagirl2008 - 1/31/2014
 
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