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Title: Is there such thing as emotional violence?
Post by: tkadm30 on 13/09/2018 22:41:15
Hi,


Is there such thing as 'emotional violence'? How does it work and how should one defend itself against emotional attacks?



What do you think?


Thank you in advance.  :)

tk
Title: Re: Is there such thing as emotional violence?
Post by: Colin2B on 13/09/2018 23:36:45
Check out emotional abuse. Now being recognised in a number of countries as being just as destructive as physical abuse.

Egs
Intimidation and threats.
Things like namecalling or making lots of unpleasant or sarcastic comments.
Undermining.
Being made to feel guilty.
Economic abuse.
Controlling behaviour - telling you what you can and canít do.
Title: Re: Is there such thing as emotional violence?
Post by: tkadm30 on 17/09/2018 13:24:28
Check out emotional abuse. Now being recognised in a number of countries as being just as destructive as physical abuse.

Egs
Intimidation and threats.
Things like namecalling or making lots of unpleasant or sarcastic comments.
Undermining.
Being made to feel guilty.
Economic abuse.
Controlling behaviour - telling you what you can and canít do.

Hi Colin,

I really think emotional abuses is more a concern for relationships occuring when 2 persons are physically close to each other...

Please correct me if i'm wrong, but it is really hard for someone to interpret correctly the thinkings of someone else remotely without very good knowledge of this person.

Have a nice day!  :)

tk
Title: Re: Is there such thing as emotional violence?
Post by: chiralSPO on 17/09/2018 21:38:47
Emotional abuse is definitely more likely to be a problem in close relationships (as in family, school or work), when it is hard or impossible to avoid interaction, and especially when there is an inherent asymmetry to the relationship (parent-child or boss-underling), but it is definitely possible for a single interaction to be emotionally abusive and devastating.

I would count terrorism as primarily an emotional weapon. Yes, there are often some victims who are physically injured or killed, but the primary target is the psyche of a community. Also threats of physical or social harm can be particularly hurtful even when made by a stranger in passing.

There are ways to protect oneself from emotional attacks, but context is very important, and can change what might be appropriate, so I don't want to just suggest random strategies without knowing more, other than: if it feels harmful, it probably is, but that doesn't necessarily mean that it's malicious (some people are just clueless @$$h0les)