Cain Complex (Psychology)

Cain Complex Facts:
  • The Cain complex is characterized by rivalry, competition, & extreme jealousy (or envy) of a brother, leading to hatred.
  • In Psychiatry, this complex is recognised as a destructive form of sibling rivalry which may lead to fratricide.
  • There is usually perceived favoritism from a parental figure.
Cain Complex Biblical Origins:
  • Cain was the first son of Adam & Eve. (Bible - Gen. 4.)
  • Cain murdered his brother Abel (see painting) out of jealousy & was condemned to be a fugitive by God.
  • The 2 brothers, on one Sabbath(?) presented their offerings to the Lord.
  • Abel's offering was of the "firstlings of his flock and of the fat," while Cain's was "of the fruit of the ground."
  • Abel's sacrifice was considered "more excellent" (Heb. 11:4) than Cain's, & was accepted by God.
  • From this event Cain was "very wroth," & cherished feelings of murderous hatred against his brother; leading to the murder of Abel (1 John 3:12).
  • For this crime Cain was expelled from Eden, & henceforth led the life of an exile.

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