what causes negative social behavior?

Hello and Good Morning Everyone,

               I know I am going off of the beaten path sort of speak, but, I do have a question which does effect each and everyone of us in our daily lives.  I am not exactly sure how to properly ask this, so, here it goes.   Is there a word or reason for why a person would be rude, disrespectful, self-centered, non-caring for others (mostly just themselves), and they really believe that they are always right, no matter what?  I know when it comes to human behavior there are too many unique variables to consider which makes giving a universally accepted answer an impossibility.  Seeing that I always value, respect, and learn from everyone's feedback given on EE, I am still interested in knowing what others think regarding this question.  As such, I do not look upon this question as being any different from my past and continued technical questions.

                I look forward to reviewing everyone's shared input and insights.


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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Social behaviour is normally a function of upbringing:  Parents and cultural surroundings when very young. Views and opinions are formed very early in childhood and these are the two big variables. Money is not necessarily part of the equation. People from all walks of life and from all places can be kind and gracious, or not. Much to do with upbringing.

People who can get schooling and education (money may enter into it here) may be able to hone their social skills.

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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
First you should probably learn about the Dunning-Kreuger effect.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunning%E2%80%93Kruger_effect  

Second, you need to realize that significant parts of American society are raised to be combative and argumentative.  They believe that is the way they should act.
Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
Man's nature causes negative social behavior. It can also be found in the animal kingdom.
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
I should have added that the combative and argumentative people do Not consider it negative behavior.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
George - some of the comments above are about the cultural experience I was referring to
The same question may be answered having different references:
-      Social statistics based on different geo-political regions, culture, religion, era...
-      Particular cases based on education or psychiatric and mental health.
Many times the person suffers and is like a wounded dog, it bites trying to protect itself and barks everyone who come close to it.
Do you refer to the “pure evil”? Then you must define it. Perhaps we end to refer at Satan.
For example if we take Hitler, I am sure for some people around him, he was also nice.
In the past, during different civilizations, “negative social behavior” had a different meaning than today. And that may apply even today between different countries/cultures.
I watch these days the wave of immigrants coming in Europe and their negative social behavior along the countries where the pass through. Not all the videos, personal video recordings are free visible on internet in all European countries to avoid the aversion against them, social discrimination..., here is another special case of negative social behavior.
When you asked the question, you probably noticed something specific nowadays. What was that and where?
GMartinAuthor Commented:
Hello and Good Afternoon Everyone

            Thanks so much for the thorough and enlightening feedback given to my question.  Each reply  certainly did answer my question in addition to giving a new perspective of the question itself.   Whether a behavior is positive or negative is certainly determined by a variety factors such as time in history, what the cultural norm is within the context of the behavior, the setting itself.  I hope I did not come across like I was labeling or judging people who endorse or live by social standards different from my own.  After all,  it is difficult to address such an issue with an objective mindset.  Nevertheless, I certainly found the answers to this post to be factual as opposed to being opinionated which resulted in an enhanced and comprehensive understanding of the mechanisms behind social behavior.

              Thanks again.

JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You are very welcome George, and I was happy to help.
You may listen on youtube some explanations about "problem of evil" given by Ravi Zacharias.
Here are some:
GMartinAuthor Commented:
Hello and Good Morning Viki

            Thank you so much for the multimedia links.  I will check them out after work today.  

            Have a great rest of the day.

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