Anonymous said: What are the signs of emotional abuse?
Abusive Expectations - Makes impossible demands, requires constant attention, and constantly criticizes.
Aggressing - Name calling, accusing, blames, threatens or gives orders, and often disguised as a judgmental “I know best” or “helping” attitude.
Constant Chaos - Deliberately starts arguments with you or others. May treat you well in front of others, but changes when you’re alone.
Rejecting - Refusing to acknowledge a person’s value, worth or presence. Communicating that he or she is useless or inferior or devaluing his or her thoughts and feelings.
Denying - Denies personal needs (especially when need is greatest) with the intent of causing hurt or as punishment. Uses silent treatment as punishment. Denies certain events happened or things that were said. Denies your perceptions, memory and sanity by disallowing any viewpoints other than their own which causes self-doubt, confusion, and loss of self-esteem.
Degrading - Any behavior that diminishes the identity, worth or dignity of the person such as: name-calling, mocking, teasing, insulting, ridiculing,
Emotional Blackmail - Uses guilt, compassion, or fear to get what he or she wants.
Terrorizing - Inducing intense fear or terror in a person, by threats or coercion.
Invalidation - Attempts to distort your perception of the world by refusing to acknowledge your personal reality. Says that your emotions and perceptions aren’t real and shouldn’t be trusted.
Isolating - Reducing or restricting freedom and normal contact with others.
Corrupting - Convincing a person to accept and engage in illegal activities.
Exploiting - Using a person for advantage or profit.
Minimizing - A less extreme form of denial that trivializes something you’ve expressed as unimportant or inconsequential.
Unpredictable Responses - Gets angry and upset in a situation that would normally not warrant a response. You walk around on eggshells to avoid any unnecessary drama over innocent comments you make. Drastic mood swings and outbursts.
Gaslighting -A form of psychological abuse involving the manipulation of situations or events that cause a person to be confused or to doubt his perceptions and memories. Gaslighting causes victims to constantly second-guess themselves and wonder if they’re losing their minds.
I wish I liked food. :/ that would be cool. If I even just liked kale and avocados life would be a lot easier. I think. Maybe it wouldn’t. Like, I think I might have selective eating disorder, but also I might not. Either way I am extremely picky. Many foods make me feel sick, or like with kale, give me headaches which is super awesome. But I don’t really have anxiety about eating, though I kind of used to. Now I just don’t give a shit. Ok, that’s not totally true, I do worry a little about what people think of my eating, but for the most part I don’t care. I used to care more though. I care now in a different way I think. Idk I’m confusing myself. But also I think there are more than 20 different individual foods I will eat (if they’re like the right brand and stuff), but fewer than 30, and around 20 different dishes I can eat. (People with SED usually only have about 20 foods or less that they can eat.) So yeah. I have no idea what to think of my whole eating situation, but I am concerned cuz college and a lot of their vegan food options are not vegan enough for me I guess? Like they have palm oil and stuff. Bleh. ANYWAY this has been a long rambling post and I am very sorry for it I just was gonna make one comment and then this happened so here it is I guess.
Accidentally ran out of WoW play time without noticing whoops. Also YAY!