Saying that physical abuse is the worst form of abuse, is only the partial truth. The bruises and cuts seen on the outside are easier to repair and quicker to heal. However, the effects of verbal abuse on the brain, if not more, cause as much damage as physical abuse.
Verbal abuse eats away slowly at your very being. It might seem difficult to identify on the surface level, but can cause irreversible damage. This may include someone being overly critical, acting out in anger, or even trying to control another person using their words. Verbal abuses can be very tricky. Since, the abuser can be very gentle otherwise, making it difficult for the victim to identify this behavior. One cannot be sure whether that person is just going through a bad phase or indeed a verbal abuser.
Effects Of Verbal Abuse On The Brain:
Verbal abuse can lead to the following disorders:
- Suicidal thoughts
- Chronic pain
- Eating disorders
- Digestive issues
- Lack of enthusiasm, and low self-esteem
Verbal Abuse Can Be Infested By:
Abusers are control-freaks! They need to be in control of everything. They have the ability to make you feel bad and spoil your mood whenever you are in a good happy place.
Name-calling is a way to humiliate, manipulate and harm the victim.
3. Abusers Are Always Right:
Abusers always think they are always right about and never apologize for their behavior. Moreover, they are really good at playing the blame game and never take the responsibility for their own actions.
5. Foul Jokes:
Cracking jokes at the expense of others without their permission or consent can also hurt people.
6. Demean Others:
In order to feel good themselves, abusers need to make their victims feel small and worthless. With this intention, they often attack the victim’s hobbies and interests.
7. Isolation Of Victims:
The game plan of a mental abusers is to isolate their victims. The abused victims avoid any kind of social interaction. Low on self-confidence they are reduced to a mere shell of a human being.
If you ever come across a victim of mental and verbal abuse, the above given points will help you in recognizing the situation. Take a step and do something to help the victim. The connection between mental abuse and anxiety is very significant and is mostly ignored.