I think I understand your question as stated. You want to know if
people that are sexually abused in their childhood/preteen or young
formative years will consistently show "X" set of traits as an adult.
If you are asking because you are concerned about a loved one, I
applaud your sensitivity.
Yes, there are common threads, some of which I list below. The grup of
people collectively are called "adult survivors of child sexual
Follow the links for more in depth information.
The major traits are:
~~Intimacy & Trust issues
~~Sexual difficulties manifesting in either being sexually cold/timid
~~Likely to exhibit PTSD symptoms
~~Prone to depression
~~Will have self-esteem issues
Here are some links that will help you understand the reality of
living as an adult with a terrible childhood in your past--and the
long journey to wellness.
Information for Partners and Loved Ones of Survivors
[NOTE the list of helpful links at left on this link]
..."In the midst of this healing there has been one group that has
been overlooked - the partners and loved ones of the survivors.
For the purpose of this section partners are those who are in intimate
relationships with survivors i.e. lovers, husbands, wives, boyfriends,
If you fall into one of these categories then the chances are you are
dealing with the effects of abuse. Survivors often have difficulties
with trust, sexual intimacy, commitment and much, much more. You as
there [sic] partner will also be directly effected by these problems
This section is intended to provide you with help and information
about ways in which you can help your partner but also help
Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Assault or Incest
Normal Marriage after Childhood Abuse
Survivor to Thriver
This 115 page manual describes the transformative journey from victim,
to survivor, to thriver.
I hope these links are what you were hoping to find. Please don't
hesitate to ask for clarification if my answer is off the mark..
Search terms used at Google:
"molested as a child" adult survivor