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Violence · Coercion
Abuse of power · Persecution
Violence is any act of aggression and abuse that causes or intends to cause injury to persons (and by some definitions animals or property). ... Coercion is the practice of compelling a person to act by employing threat of harm (usually physical force, sometimes other forms of harm). ... Political power (imperium in Latin) is a type of power held by a person or group in a society. ... Look up Persecution in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

Forms of abuse

Animal abuse
Child abuse
Child sexual abuse
... commercially
Coercive persuasion
Dating violence
Domestic violence
Elder abuse
Fabricated or Induced Illness
Hate mail
Hate speech
Human experimentation
Parental alienation
Police brutality
Prisoner abuse
Prostitution of children
Psychological abuse
Psychological punishment
Relational aggression
Sexual abuse
Sexual harassment
... in education
Sexual slavery
Spousal abuse
Teen Dating Violence
Trafficking in human beings
Trafficking of children
White slavery
Workplace bullying
Cruelty to animals refers to treatment or standards of care that causes unwarranted or unnecessary suffering or harm to animals. ... Bullying involves the tormenting of others through verbal harassment, physical assault, or other more subtle methods of coercion such as manipulation. ... Child abuse is the physical or psychological maltreatment of a child by an adult, often synonymous with the term child maltreatment or the term child abuse and neglect. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... The Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention (Convention No 182) of the International Labour Organization (ILO) defines the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) as a worst form of child labour. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Brainwashing. ... Cyber bullying (cyberbullying, cyber-bullying, online bullying) is the use of electronic information and communication devices such as e-mail, instant messaging, text messages, mobile phones, pagers and defamatory websites to bully or otherwise harass an individual or group through personal attacks or other means, and it may constitute a... Cyberstalking is the use of the Internet or other electronic means to stalk someone. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Elder abuse is a single or repeated act or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust, which causes harm or distress to an older person. ... Fabricated or Induced Illness (FII) is the formal name of a type of abuse in which a caregiver feigns or induces an illness in a person under their care, in order to attract attention, sympathy, or to fill other emotional needs. ... Harassment refers to a wide spectrum of offensive behavior. ... Hate mail is mail (electronic, postal, or otherwise) which is threatening towards the addressee, or exceptionally abusive or offensive. ... Hate speech is a controversial term for speech intended to degrade, intimidate, or incite violence or prejudicial action against a person or group of people based on their race, gender, age, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, language ability, moral or political views, socioeconomic class, occupation and... Human experimentation involves medical experiments performed on human beings. ... Humiliation is literally the act of being made humble, or reduced in standing or prestige. ... Intimidation is the act of making others do what one wants through fear. ... Mobbing refers to a group behavioural phenomenon and a type of animal behaviour. ... Parental Alienation is any behaviour by a parents, a childs mother or father, whether conscious or unconscious, that could create alienation in the relationship between a child and the other parent. ... David Kirkwood on the ground after being struck by police batons Police brutality is a term used to describe the excessive use of physical force, assault, verbal attacks, and threats by police officers and other law enforcement officers. ... Prisoner abuse is the mistreatment of persons while they are under arrest or incarcerated. ... This article or section may be confusing for some readers, and should be edited to be clearer or more simplified. ... Psychological abuse refers to the humiliation or intimidation of another person, but is also used to refer to the long-term effects of emotional shock. ... A psychological punishment is a type of punishment that relies not or only in secondary order on the actual harm inflicted (such as corporal punishments or fines) but on psychological effects, mainly emotions, such as fear, shame and guilt. ... Relational aggression is a term used to describe psychological (social/emotional) aggression between people in relationships. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Sexual harassment is harassment or unwelcome attention of a sexual nature. ... Sexual slavery is a special case of slavery which includes various different practices: forced prostitution single-owner sexual slavery ritual slavery, sometimes associated with traditional religious practices slavery for primarily non-sexual purposes where sex is common or permissible In general, the nature of slavery means that the slave is... Shunning is the act of deliberately avoiding association with, and habitually keeping away from an individual or group. ... // Main article: Abolitionism Slavery has existed, in one form or another, through the whole of recorded human history — as have, in various periods, movements to free large or distinct groups of slaves. ... Spousal abuse is a specific form of domestic violence where physical or sexual abuse is perpetuated by one spouse upon another. ... For other uses, see Stalking (disambiguation). ... Torture is defined by the United Nations Convention Against Torture as any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person for such purposes as obtaining from him or a third person information or a confession, punishing him for an act he... A poster from the Canadian Department of Justice Trafficking in human beings is the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons for the purpose of exploitation. ... Trafficking is a term to define the recruiting, harboring, obtaining, transportation of a person by use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of subjecting them to involuntary acts, such as acts related to commercial sexual exploitation (including prostitution) or involuntary labor. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ...

Related topics

Adult Protective Services
Child Protective Services
Comfort women
Corporal punishment
Female genital cutting
Genital integrity
Human rights
Informed consent
Mind control
U.N. Declaration - Human Rights
There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Beginning in the 1960s, a movement called anti-psychiatry claimed that psychiatric patients are not ill but are individuals that do not share the same consensus reality as most people in society. ... Brainwashing, also known as thought reform or re-education, is defined by Dorlands Medical Dictionary as any systematic effort aimed at instilling certain attitudes and beliefs in a person against his will, usually beliefs in conflict with his prior beliefs and knowledge. ... Child Protective Services is the name of a governmental agency in many states in the United States that responds to child abuse and neglect. ... Comfort women ) or military comfort women ) is a euphemism for women who were forced to work as sex slaves in military brothels in Japanese-occupied countries during World War II. The majority of the women were Korean and Chinese. ... Corporal punishment is the deliberate infliction of pain intended to correct behavior or to punish. ... Female genital cutting (FGC) refers to amputation of any part of the female genitalia for cultural rather than medical reasons. ... The symbol of the Genital integrity movement is the ribbon Genital Integrity. ... Human rights are rights which some hold to be inalienable and belonging to all humans. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Informed consent is a legal condition whereby a person can be said to have given consent based upon an appreciation and understanding of the facts and implications of an action. ... Mind control (or thought control) has the premise that an outside source can control an individuals thinking, behavior or consciousness (either directly or more subtly). ... Eleanor Roosevelt with the Spanish version of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. ...

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Emotional abuse refers to a long-term situation in which one person uses his or her power or influence to adversely affect the mental well-being of another. Emotional abuse can appear in a variety of forms, including rejection, degradation, isolation, corruption, exploitation, and invoking terror. Rejection may mean: In psychology, rejection is an emotion felt by most humans (and possibly other higher animals) when another person denies a personal request, particularly if it is an emotional advance. ...


Emotional abuse indicators

Emotional abuse can be difficult to observe when it is perpetrated in the privacy of someone else's home, or in a closed institution. However, personal awareness and understanding of the issue is key to recognizing it. The following is a list of possible indicators of emotional abuse:

  • depression
  • withdrawal
  • low self-esteem
  • severe anxiety
  • failure to establish a mutually acceptable manner in which to manage differences
  • fearfulness
  • failure to thrive in infancy
  • aggression
  • emotional instability
  • sleep disturbances
  • physical complaints with no medical basis
  • inappropriate behaviour for age or development
  • overly passive/compliant
  • suicide attempts or discussion
  • extreme dependence
  • underachievement
  • inability to trust
  • stealing
  • feelings of shame and guilt
  • Self-injury or Self-harm
  • frequent crying
  • self-blame or self-deprecation
  • delay or refusal of medical treatment
  • discomfort or nervousness around carer or relative
  • avoidance of eye contact
  • problems in school or work that manifest into the need to cease activities
  • eating disorders

Depression, or a depressed mood, may in everyday English refer to a state of melancholia, unhappiness or sadness, or to a relatively minor downturn in mood that may last only a few hours or days. ... In psychology, self-esteem or self-worth is a persons self-image at an emotional level; circumventing reason and logic. ... Anxiety is an unpleasant complex combination of emotions that includes fear, apprehension and worry, and is often accompanied by physical sensations such as palpitations, nausea, chest pain and/or shortness of breath. ... Passive has several meanings: In grammar it describes a grammatical voice. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... An underachiever is one who falls short of a predicted level of performance. ... Self-harm (SH) is deliberate injury to ones own body. ... Eye contact is the event when two people look at each others eyes at the same time[1]. It is a form of nonverbal communication, and can be an intense or emotional occurrence or a soon-forgotten event. ...


The following lists indicators that you can use to gauge whether you are being subjected to emotional abuse (adapted from [1]):

  • You understand their feelings, but they never attempt to understand yours
  • They dismiss your difficulties or issues as unimportant or an overreaction
  • Your feelings are consistently invalidated
  • They do not listen to you
  • They put their needs before yours
  • They expect you to perform tasks that you find unpleasant or humiliating
  • You "walk on eggshells" in an effort not to upset them
  • They ignore logic and prefer histrionics in order to remain the center of attention
  • They manipulate you into feeling guilty for things that have nothing to do with you
  • They attempt to destroy any outside support you receive by belittling that support in an effort to retain exclusive control over your emotions
  • They do not take responsibility for hurting others
  • They blame other people and circumstances for any unfortunate events in their lives
  • They perceive themselves as martyrs or victims and constantly expect preferential treatment
  • Maltreatment occurs especially when they are unhappy with your behavior
  • They love you and treat you like a prince(ss) when they are happy with your behavior
  • They aren't happy with your behavior very often
  • They compare you negatively to others
  • They seem to treat other people kindly, and you're the only one that seems to be yelled at by them

In psychiatry, histrionic personality disorder (HPD) is a personality disorder which involves a pattern of excessive emotional expression and attention-seeking, including an excessive need for approval and inappropriate seductiveness, that usually begins in early adulthood. ...

See also

Child abuse is the physical or psychological maltreatment of a child by an adult, often synonymous with the term child maltreatment or the term child abuse and neglect. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Psychological abuse refers to the humiliation or intimidation of another person, but is also used to refer to the long-term effects of emotional shock. ... Relationship counseling is the process of counseling the parties of a relationship in an effort to recognize and to better manage or reconcile troublesome differences. ... Parental Alienation Syndrome is a putative disorder proposed by Richard Gardner as a disturbance in which children are obsessively preoccupied with depreciation and/or criticism of a parent. ...

External links

  Results from FactBites:
American Humane: Newsroom: Fact Sheets: Emotional Abuse (1104 words)
Emotional abuse of a child is commonly defined as a pattern of behavior by parents or caregivers that can seriously interfere with a child’s cognitive, emotional, psychological, or social development.
Emotional abuse that exists independently of other forms of abuse is the most difficult form of child abuse to identify and stop.
Professionals are taught to identify risk factors for emotional abuse, ask appropriate questions about a family’s history and the family’s present behaviors, and provide appropriate resources (such as financial resources, mental health services, or parenting classes) to help parents and caregivers create safe, stable environments for their children and themselves.
You Carry the Cure In Your Own Heart by Andrew Vachss (Parade Magazine): The Zero 5.0laf - The Official Website of ... (2122 words)
Emotional abuse is both the most pervasive and the least understood form of child maltreatment.
Emotional abuse is a time bomb, but its effects are rarely visible, because the emotionally abused tend to implode, turning the anger against themselves.
For example, when allegations of child sexual abuse surface, it is a particularly hideous form of emotional abuse to pressure the victim to recant, saying he or she is "hurting the family" by telling the truth.
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