How to overcome an intimidating boss
It doesn’t get as much attention and publicity as, say, physically attacking someone and causing injuries, since it is non-physical and, therefore, does not leave any identifying marks or scars. Perhaps you have greater familiarity with “verbal abuse” more than emotional abuse.
That’s understandable, because it also happens to describe the something.
Emotional abusers will continue to inflict misery as long as there are people who are willing to take these abuses and do nothing about it.
Showing resistance and actively taking action to stand up to them is likely to dissuade them and make them back down.
It has proven, however, to be quite a limiting word, considering how emotional abuse can also be inflicted even without verbalizing it.
Yes, a person can abuse someone emotionally without uttering a single syllable.
may intimidate the human race into bringing order into its international affairs" (Albert Einstein).
However, emotional abuse is loosely described as the ongoing emotional maltreatment or neglect inflicted by one person on another, seemingly weaker, person which often results in the latter developing psychological trauma, such as anxiety, depression, and other health-related disorders.
They are: This is blatant abuse of authority on the part of the abuser.
He sees his position as some sort of a license to be abusive to his staff, and that the lower ranked employees should defer to him by virtue of his higher position in the organization structure.
The most common forms are physical maltreatment, child abuse, domestic violence, sexual abuse, people in power abusing their authority, and many others.
But there is one other type of abuse that often goes undetected, mainly because of how often it is inflicted with subtlety and disguised as valid discourse or form of communication.