Thursday, 5 May 2011

Emotional Abuse

Emotional Abuse is any behavior that is designed to control another human being through the use of fear, humiliation, intimidation, guilt, manipulation etc. Emotional abuse is any kind of abuse that is emotional rather than physical. It can include anything from verbal abuse and constant criticism and more such as repeated disapproval.

Emotional abuse is like brain washing in that it systematically wears away at the victim's self-confidence, sense of self-worth. With emotional abuse, the insults, insinuations, criticism and accusations brings down the victim's self-esteem until he/she is incapable of judging the situation . The victim has been so badly emotionally abused that he/she starts blaming themselves for the abuse. Their self- esteem that they start clinging on the abuser.

Emotional abuse victims can become so convinced that they are worthless that they believe that they have no one else to go to. They start living in these situations because they believe they no place to go. Their fear is being alone.

Types of emotional abuse:

>Abusive Expectations
>Verbal Assaults
>Unpredictable Responses
>Emotional Blackmail
> Aggressing

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