Understanding what verbal abuse does to a victim
Verbal abuse is one of the most cruel behavioural patterns that any person can display. It has many side effects and conditions that come as a result of it and is harmful in every way. Verbal abuse is a subtle version of abuse that many people can suffer from without even knowing it.
This is because this kind of abuse is not as physical as the other kinds but does a lot of damage to a person’s physiological makeup. This means that the person’s thinking and emotions tend to make them feel hurt and unwanted and this can lead to all kinds of dangerous side-effects.
In most cases, the victims of abuse are usually women and children. It is a sad fact but there are many growing instances of women who are also showing signs of abusive natures these days.
To understand what verbal abuse really is, you would have to look at emotional abuse as well, because although all kinds of abuse have some impact on a person emotionally, verbal abuse is by far the most subtle and most vicious way a person can be harmed.
This is not to say that physical abuse is not deadly, because it is, but when a person is free of the physical abuser, the emotions and the words and memories of the abuse can haunt the person for years. Especially if they are unable to really deal with the abuse. It is a matter of grave concern that these kinds of abuse be brought to a halt, but they are on the rise.
Verbal abuse is the systematic use of words to break a person down in their mind to make them feel worthless and of no use to anyone. It is the pulling down of an individual through words and conversations that shut them out in a way that is harmful.
For many people, this kind of abuse starts from an early age, usually in primary school because these are the formative years, which make a child. The behaviour patterns of someone who is being verbally abused would include crying when voices are raised, being silent around other people, physical, mental and emotional development lags especially in children when they are growing up.
They could also experience self-depreciation and using foul language and self-destructive behaviours either on or others. This is often what they themselves have experienced and are taking it out on other people. They may also show signs of emotional abuse such as neurotic behaviour when they mutilate themselves or experience speech disorders, stage fright. The list of signs is almost endless.
These however, are the leading indicators of some kind of verbal abuse that is leading a person to become self-conscious and rather withdrawn over time. There are many kinds of abuse that people experience across the country. Verbal abuse is one of those kinds of abuses that leads people to become very aggressive and sometimes very withdrawn. It is tied to emotional abuse because of the physiological makeup of the kind of treatment suffered.