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1.     Violence always entails a physical attack. True or false?
2.     What is "emotional violence"?
     any behavior that has as its goal the domination of another person
3.     Emotional violence is almost always commited as a result of _________________________ within the victimizer.
4.     What are some forms of emotional violence?
     belittlement/ withholding affection/ relentless criticism/ public humiliation/intimidation/ refusal to give praise or approval/ slamming a door/ silent treatment/destroying property/conveying a threat through looks/ hurling insults/following the victim from room to room/ possessiveness/ interrogation/ verbal abuse/ emotional blackmail/ mind games
5.     Victimizers tend to keep their victims isolated from others. True or false?
6.     Emotional violence is _______________________, though not constant.
7.     What are the four stages of emotional violence?
     Stage One: The Tension Mounts/ Stage Two: The Tirade/ Stage Three: Rationalizations/ Stage Four: The Lull
8.     In "stage one," the victim wonders __________________________________________________.
     what will trigger the inevitable attack
9.     In "stage two," the victim is under _________________________.
10.     In "stage three," the victimizer lists ________________________________________.
     excuses for his or her behavior
11.     In "stage four," the violent attack is _________________________________.
12.     Emotional violence can be perpetuated by _______________________________.
13.     Name the common traits of an abuser.
     has a volatile temper/ is possessive and jealous/ demands submission/ has inflexible beliefs/ has rigid expectations/ has a "Jekyll/Hyde personality/ makes excuses/ redefines reality/ lies/ ignores rules/ monitors the victim/ isolates the victim
14.     Victims of emotional violence lead their lives in ___________________________________________.
     shame, fear, and apprehension
15.     What conflict do many victims experience?
     They want to escape mental battering, but they feel guilty about wanting to leave their abusers.
16.     Victims of emotional abuse usually do what with their anger?
     They usually turn it inward.
17.     What symptoms might victims of emotional violence experience?
     anxiety/ stomach problems/ headaches/ depression
18.     Women who are victims of emotional violence are __________ times as likely as other women to abuse alcohol.
19.     When children are victims of emotional abuse, they develop a(n) "____________________________" attitude.
     can't do
20.     Victims of emotional violence have been brainwashed to believe what?
     They've been brainwashed to believe that they are to blame for the victimizer's behavior.
21.     What should you do if you sense that you're about to be emotionally violent toward someone?
     Go somewhere else until you cool off.
22.     What are some indicators that someone is being emotionally abused?
     nervousness and anxiety/ avoidance of eye contact/ passivity/ withdrawal and isolation
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