While there's usually no doubt when physical abuse has taken place, it's often more difficult to determine when emotional abuse is occurring. This is compounded by the fact that emotional abuse can take place without either the abuser or the person being abused realizing it's happening at the time. People in general are much more likely to tolerate emotional abuse than they are physical abuse because many of them don't see it's taking place until they take a step back and ask themselves if they're being abused.
The reality is emotional abuse can be every bit as damaging as physical abuse. Words can slice right through a person, leaving them battered and beaten emotionally. An emotionally abused person often suffers deep damage to their psyche and feels worthless and unable to cope with life.
Here are some of the top signs of emotional abuse. If any of these items are taking place in your daily life, there's a pretty good chance you're being emotionally battered.
Made to Feel Less than Human
An emotional abuser often feels insecure and seeks to make those he or she is abusing feel lower than them. They believe they can maintain control over the people in their lives by making them feel worthless. They'll insult their loved ones, both in private and in front of others and will often resort to degradation anytime there's a disagreement. If you're constantly told you're stupid and are made to feel lower than low, you're being emotionally abused.