My cousin is 18, and for the last year he has been a bit (or QUIT) abnormal. He became destructive, unable to look at people in the eyes and talks to himself 24/7.
I just went back home for vacation and visited my family, and all of them have been telling me about my young cousin, complaining about how "weird" and he is. Refused to believe so, I got a chance to communicate with him personally face to face one time, and found him to be quit normal, yet fiercely smart (maybe due to the fact that he spends all his time on computer reading wikipedia); however, the only problem I could tell was he could not look at me in the eyes when he was talking. So I simply thought it was because he is shy. I am studying social work in university, so the first thing I could think of was the influence from his family. Soon I got to know that he is extremely "spoiled." As the only child, he has history of beating, tying up his mate and fighting with his parents. Since his father works for the government, he was able to get whatever he wants since childhood. Until last year, he became so destructive at home that he was kicked out and living in my aunty's home. The reason being was that he broke everything at home, from his iPad to toilet seat. At my aunty's home, he was good for the first month and again became destructive, breaking everything now (Poor toilet seats.) To give my aunty a break, I took him with me to the resort (To be honest, worst decision in life). Sometimes he sends a shiver down my spine - He keeps talking to himself, as if there is someone right beside him. When we watched violent movie, he gets excited when he sees blood (The kind of excitement that children express when they see candy), and he cannot look people in the eyes (Not once for the past month)… My aunty has also told me that he shouts at night and punches at the door which I did not see, maybe because he is not used to me. He has no ability to communicate properly with people - he avoids it completely. He has no idea how to take care of himself - he was too spoiled, I think, he doesn't even know how to wash his feet when they smell. This is really a special case for me, so here I am asking for a bit of advise. Currently, he has no friends (literally NONE!), no girlfriend, no hobby, and only loves watching TV and reading wikipedia… I want to work with him to walk out of his pain (he seems emotionally painful) and how can I do it?