Verbal Abuse. You don’t worth it.” “Or you are nothing but an irresponsible person”. “Even you have no sense of fashion”. “You cannot do anything in your life”. You often heard one or more sentences from someone in your life. Its not necessary that you have heard these sentences for yourself from someone else. These sentences are common examples of verbal abuse. Have you ever heard about verbal abuse? No ? You have no idea what verbal abuse is? So lets talk about this kind of abuse which is very common in our society.
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What is Verbal Abuse?
Verbal abuse means a type of abuse in which one person continuously criticizes, degrades, denounces or insults the other one by his words or language. Verbal abuse is also called as verbal assault.
Why it is Called Abuse?
What Does Not Include Verbal Abuse
Types of Verbal Abuse
- The abuser wants to show his authority over the abused.
- It is habitual of bullying others.
- seeks self satisfaction by degrading others .
- consoles himself by mentally stressing others.
- tries to hide his weakness by blaming them for every mistake.
- was a victim of verbal abuse in the past and he thinks that it is normal to verbally abuse others.
- is jealous of the qualities of the abused so he degrades him to discourage him.
- is taking revenge of something from the abused.
Effects of Verbal Abuse
It is a type of abuse which effects others emotionally. Verbal abuse is a type of emotional abuse. Continuous abusing and degrading can lead to emotional breakdown and pain. The abused person stop believing in himself.
Effects ones performance:
Continuous verbal abuse can effects someone performance in his daily routine. The abused person starts believing that he is unable to do anything properly or he is not good at anything.
Produce negative emotions:
This abuse is very destructive and it produces negative emotions in the abused person. Verbal abuse leads to mental anguish in the abused person.
How to Stop It
- If everyone thinks before speaking and put themselves in the same situation as others then they may stop abusing others.
- It is important to have tolerance for others.
- Instead of being jealous of others, one should learn to appreciate others.
- Instead of showing your dominance, try to lead a life based on equality.
- If someone makes a mistake, just try to ignore it and find the solution for the problems.