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What Is Mental abuse?

Mental abuse is the use of threats, verbal insults, and other more subtle tactics to control a person's way of thinking.

This form of abuse is especially disturbing because it is tailored to destroy self-esteem and confidence and undermine a personal sense of reality or competence.

Human being are wired in different ways meaning that we think differently as well as behave in distinct character. However there are some, who in a way, choose to toil or exploit another mostly minorities to be a head over them or in some cases, makes them to feel less of themselves to feel better or boost their ego. 


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Name Calling.

When the abuser uses degatory and abusive terms verbally, by using sarcasm, belittling language on their victim. And if in a relationship, they'd even use their partner's insecurities against them.

These behaviors can create a toxic dynamic within the relationship and can cause long-lasting emotional damage.


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When the abuser makes the other person doubt their understanding of reality, manipulating the victims opinions by projecting their own perceptions, experiences or understanding on the victim in attempts to sow self-doubt and confusion in their victim's mind.

The most distinctive feature of gaslighting is that it’s not enough for the gaslighter simply to control his victim or have things go his way: It’s essential to him that the victim herself actually come to agree with him.


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When the abuser makes clear intentions to deliberately inflict pain and harm in a frightening quality or manner to the victim as a consequences in coercion for failing to comply with a given request or demand.


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Withholding Or Neglect.

When the abuser intentionally withholds affection and proper care. Instead the abuser gives an inappropriate amount of affection to their victim either by bread crumbing after an extreme series of love bomb or they don't even give any at all.


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This is when the abuser puts the needs of another person (the victim) away, as an irrelevant matter, liking it to a matter unworthy of consideration.


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Constant Criticism.

This is when the abuser constantly and continously judges or shares negative opinions on their victims efforts even when they give their best. Belittling the person's performance, behavior, or personality making them feel like they can never do anything right.


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PRO TIPS- Incase you are caught up in situations like this, it is important to take note of these characteristics in order to avoid being mentally abused.

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