3 years ago
Stockholm syndrome is basically a psychological response that causes the captive to start identifying intimately with his/her tormentor or captor. The understanding and identification extend to the captor’s demands and agenda. There are certain circumstances when people are caught in a place/situation wherein they are unable to control what is happening to them. They feel an extreme fear of abuse and physical injury and are at the mercy of their captor. The fear can lead them to develop a strategy, a psychological and emotional response, which includes support and sympathy for the tormentor’s plight. This is what is referred to as Stockholm Syndrome.