The Subtle Abuse That Invalidates Victims: Minimization

Are you or have you ever been in a relationship with someone who always dismisses, ignores, or downplays your thoughts, feelings and experiences? Abusive minimization is the belittling of the victim’s perspective with the intention to make what the victim values unimportant, thereby killing their confidence, creativity and individuality.(1) An article from Psychology Today defines this…

How to Spot a Narcissist

Understanding how narcissists think and behave is critical when discussing covert emotional abuse because their self-obsession often leads them to harm others. Knowing more can help you identify the abuse you are seeing or experiencing.  Like with most things in life, there is a spectrum of narcissism. We all have narcissistic traits. It’s not a…