Unsatisfied needs of Erik Lenshirr lead him to become Magneto, mutant super villain
Yes I'm an X-men fan as well as Spiderman, Superman, Batman and the list goes on. Recently Kraig, Karson, Naomi and I watched the newest X-men flick. I actually had a blast trying to apply my NVC skills to the characters. Of course I was drawn to giving empathy to the young Erik Lenshirr who was not able to save his non mutant mothers life because he had not yet mastered his skill. The twist is that he now projects his anger and fear toward the humans when it was in fact a Mutant who shot his human mother in front of him as a young boy. I do not disagree with Magneto in believing that humans will try to contain and or destroy that which they cannot understand or explain. However I do believe that he could, with an NVC mindset, ask the world for Empathy, because he has needs for acceptance, trust, equality, self expression and safety that are not being satisfied. I'm imagining he might feel a little apprehensive, overwhelmed and dejected. So the story goes on and Magneto continuously tries to satisfy his lack of safety by cleverly attempting to gain more power and control over the human and mutant world around him. Magneto you have become that power hungry man whom you hated for killing your innocent mom. I wish I could hug you. I know that the main reason people and mutants alike make poor choices is because we have unsatisfied needs.
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