Problem

Verbal abuse


Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Abusive language
Vilification
Insensitive discourse
Invective
Verbal attack
Vituperation
Abusive epithets
Verbal bullying
Nature:

Verbal abuse (also verbal attack or verbal assault) is the act of forcefully criticizing, insulting, or denouncing another person. Characterized by underlying anger and hostility, it is a destructive form of communication intended to harm the self-concept of the other person and produce negative emotions. Verbal abuse is a maladaptive mechanism that anyone can display occasionally, such as during times of high stress or physical discomfort. For some people, it is a pattern of behaviors used intentionally to control or manipulate others or to get revenge.

Related Problems:
Slang
Physical intimidation
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
16.09.2019 – 22:13 CEST