Being with, or even engaging with psychologically violent people is one of the most traumatizing things you can ever go through in your life. They have this way of making you feel small, irrelevant, and useless, without any fault of yours. By exploiting you and manipulating you, they keep you within their control and never hesitate to stoop down to a really low level, just to get their selfish needs met.
Emotionally and psychologically violent people are toxic and horrible individuals who only care about themselves, and their own needs want, and desires; they stop at nothing to get what they want. They don’t think twice before using someone for their gains and then dropping them like garbage, the moment they have got what they wanted. Mingling with such people will never yield any good results.
In order to stay away from such lowlifes, you need to have a good idea about how they behave and what red flags you should look out for. You will be surprised to know that there are different types of psychologically violent people, and the more you know about them, the better you will be able to protect yourself.
8 Kinds Of Psychologically Violent People
Here are different types of psychologically violent individuals that you need to watch out for and stay away from in your life –
1. Someone who makes you go crazy.
People like this know exactly which buttons to push to make you lose your temper and snap, and the worst part is, they don’t even have to raise their voice to do this. They know all your weak points, and they know what to say and when to say it, for you to feel the full brunt of their words. As they are normally very charismatic, they will smoothly pass insulting comments about you, with a smirk on their face.
The moment you try to confront them about their behavior and hold them accountable for it, they will swiftly pass the blame onto you and make you out to be the culprit. They might say something like, “Why are you yelling? I never yelled even once, and it was just a harmless joke. You are being crazy!” Their way of manipulating and insulting you is so subtle, that other people don’t even realize it, leading you to question yourself and your sanity.
They are calm, calculated, and extremely twisted people, and you never know when they will toy with you on the tips of their fingers.
2. Someone who only takes, but never gives.
When you are in an emotionally abusive relationship with a psychologically violent person, the last thing you should expect is that they will put in equal efforts as you do to make the relationship work. People like them get into relationships just to fulfill their own personal needs, and they don’t give two hoots about what their partner might expect from them. The relationship is always about THEIR needs and expectations, and how you are obligated to fulfill all of them because you love them.
They will take, take, and take, but they will never give back anything. You will be the one making all the compromises, sacrifices, and adjustments, while they just enjoy themselves. You cannot demand anything from them, and if you do, then you are ‘selfish’ and ‘controlling’. Takers will never show any respect towards you, but will always expect you to respect them, and no matter how badly they may treat you, you are supposed to be understanding about it.
Being in a relationship like this can emotionally drain you, and also affect your sense of self-worth and confidence.