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Psychological Abuse | Emotional Abuse

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Psychological and emotional abuse are common within relationships with partners who lack empathy and a conscience. For most it will be safest to avoid individuals with traits associated with violating the rights of others. Otherwise, exposure to individuals who consistently demonstrate these characteristics could have grave consequences for her/him and possibly their family as well.

giving_hug_pc_400_clr_3332 (1)People who are kind, empathic, and loving may feel driven to help others, even those who may hurt them. Those warm traits are often twisted into manipulative tools used against the victimized partner by abusive personalities. It is not uncommon for an individual with form of functioning (i.e., abusive) to view the trust, empathy, kindness, and patience of another as weaknesses to be exploited.

 

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Detecting abusive traits in others could potentially reduce the risk associated with intimate relationship involvement. An untreated partner with a harmful personality style has an extremely high probability of causing devastation to their family and possibly even society as a whole.

There may not be violence, however violence is only one way to hurt someone. Psychological, sexual and emotional abuse are other forms of harm commonly demonstrated within psychopathic and narcissistic relationships.

Psychological and Emotional Abuse

Here are a few additional forms of interactions that could cause harm (particularly if done consistently and repeatedly to another individual).

• Manipulation

• Ignoring | Silent Treatment

• Deception [lying by omission included]

• Extreme inconsistencies [e.g., mood, behavior, likes & dislikes, rules laid out to others]

• Betrayal

• Gaslighting

• Pouting, callousness, or ignoring when mate prefers not to have sex.

• Taunting

• Keeping someone as a part of a human collection [i.e., partners they have abused in the past, however they unapologetically return to, to use and exploit.]

• Minimizing faults | Blame shifting

• Draining the attention and emotional energy of mate.

• Must win or control [even if the reasoning is illogical]

• Creates an environment of tension [e.g., others have to walk on eggshells]

• Exploiting or using someone

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