This involves name-calling, yelling, or using harsh language to degrade or belittle the victim.
Manipulators use tactics like gaslighting, guilt-tripping, and mind games to control and disorient their victims.
Abusers may isolate their victims from friends and family to limit their support network and control.
Threats of harm, abandonment, or disclosure of personal information can instill fear in the victim.
Constantly dismissing or invalidating the victim's feelings and experiences can damage their self-worth.
Blaming the victim for everything, regardless of the situation, shifts responsibility onto them.