25 Troubling Signs Of Those Who Cause Emotional Abuse

Emotional abuse is not like other forms of abuse. If you are being physically abused or sexually abused, you can prove it. You have physical scars or ways to show that you have been abused. You can also easily describe what happened. Of course, many victims of physical and sexual abuse won’t tell anyone, and like victims of emotional abuse, they may not realize that they are being abused. It is easier, however, for them to realize what is actually going on. A victim of emotional abuse may not realize that they have been abused for many years, if ever. In spite of this, emotional abuse is just as damaging and destructive as other forms of abuse. It can lead to depression, despair, PTSD, and even suicide. Often times, victims of emotional abuse think that the problem is with them. They think that if they changed the way they acted or did things differently that their abuser would stop. This is why emotional abuse is so subversive. It’s hard to pin down. And that is exactly why we are writing this list. Actually, think of this as more of a checklist. If you or someone you know is dealing with all or even most of these 25 items, it may be a good idea to seek help. These are 25 troubling signs of those who cause emotional abuse.

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25

They regularly point out your mistakes, shortcomings, and flaws

They regularly point out your mistakes, shortcomings, and flawsSource: wikipedia, Image: hobvias sudoneighm via Flickr
24

They treat you like a child (trying to control you)

They treat you like a child (trying to control you)Source: wikipedia, Image: pixabay
23

They blame others for their behavior and blame your for their life's problems

They blame others for their behavior and blame your for their life's problemsSource: wikipedia, Image: Lachlan Hardy via Flickr
22

They are emotionally distant or unavailable (unless they are emotionally trying to blackmail you)

They are emotionally distant or unavailable (unless they are emotionally trying to blackmail you)Source: wikipedia, Image: pixabay
21

They are intolerant of any supposed lack of respect shown towards them

They are intolerant of any supposed lack of respect shown towards themSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
20

They don't have a sense of humor and are unable to laugh at themselves

They don't have a sense of humor and are unable to laugh at themselvesSource: wikipedia, Image: Ludovic Bertron via Flickr
19

They try to convince you that they are always right and you are wrong

They try to convince you that they are always right and you are wrongSource: wikipedia, Image: Conan via Flickr
18

They make you feel like you need to get permission to make decisions or go out somewhere

They make you feel like you need to get permission to make decisions or go out somewhereSource: wikipedia, Image: pixabay
17

They always correct your behavior

They always correct your behaviorSource: wikipedia, Image: Brendan C via Flickr
16

If you bring up their actions towards you, or your hurt feelings, they tell you that your are too sensitive

If you bring up their actions towards you, or your hurt feelings, they tell you that your are too sensitiveSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
15

They regularly disregard your opinions or suggestions

They regularly disregard your opinions or suggestionsSource: wikipedia, Image: pixabay
14

They use pouting or withdrawal to get what they want

They use pouting or withdrawal to get what they wantSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
13

They play the victim card and blame you for the situation

They play the victim card and blame you for the situationSource: wikipedia, Image: Bart Everson via Flickr
12

They see you as an extension of themselves and not as an individual

They see you as an extension of themselves and not as an individualSource: wikipedia, Image: pixabay
11

They call you names or give you unpleasant labels

They call you names or give you unpleasant labelsSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
10

They give you disapproving looks or body language

They give you disapproving looks or body languageSource: wikipedia, Image: hobvias sudoneighm via Flickr
9

They try to control your finances

They try to control your financesSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
8

They don't show you any empathy or compassion

They don't show you any empathy or compassionSource: wikipedia, Image: pixabay
7

They don't care about your feelings

They don't care about your feelingsSource: wikipedia, Image: pixabay
6

They make negative remarks in an attempt to frighten you or control your behavior

They make negative remarks in an attempt to frighten you or control your behaviorSource: wikipedia, Image: Faramarz Hashemi via Flickr
5

They are extremely sensitive when it comes to others making fun of them or offending them

They are extremely sensitive when it comes to others making fun of them or offending themSource: wikipedia, Image: pixabay
4

They constantly cross your "boundaries" and ignore your requests

They constantly cross your "boundaries" and ignore your requestsSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
3

They require constant contact

They require constant contactSource: wikipedia, Image: Paladin Zhang via Flickr
2

You are afraid of them

You are afraid of themSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
1

They deny that they are emotionally abusive

They deny that they are emotionally abusiveSource: wikipedia, Image: pixabay


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