A quick quote cited in a recent article around here, originating in a sports article where it was discovered through the principle of syncretic eclecticism:
There is a company I did a little bit with, a blue chip company. The CEO said when he recruits people, the first thing he does is look for the people from a broken family because they are desperate to succeed and it is the same in sport.
Number one method of control: make the victim come crawling to you. People who come from broken home have low self-esteem, and seek to compensate for that with external rewards. They get excited about new products, work hard at their nonsense jobs, and otherwise are good obedient little tools because there is a vast and carnivorous void inside of them.