Psychology # 32 : Silent Treatment

Psychology # 32 : Silent Treatment

 

 

This is very common in dysfunctional / toxic family, or even at toxic work environment.

 

Abuser choose ignore or pretend victims are not exist, at the same time, they may over-empathize another person’s behavior, praise and adore them with no sense.

 

The aim is to downgrade the status of victim, make them know that they are not valuable / worthy to the abuser.  This can damage target’s self-esteem / confidence seriously as they may feel / think they are useless.

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