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Signs of a person whom has been mentally abused:

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FullFat

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Even though I am not mentally abused, I show all these signs. That is strange.
I propose diathesis-stress. While most might require negative life events like abuse, some of us (myself included) were born with thin skin. I ended up like Harry Potter should have with all the abuse and neglect he endured - but even without sleeping in a cupboard under the stairs and being beaten up by an older cousin, I still would have managed to become fucked up mentally. It's just my nature. Voldemort could have not existed, James and Lily could have survived, I could have been a fucking trust fund kid with magical powers, and it wouldn't matter. I'd find something to cry about, undoubtedly.

I don't mean to talk down to you, but have you also considered if perhaps you did face mental abuse? It's not always obvious or, as I like to say, "Lifetime soap-opera-worthy". For many years, I was unable to recognize my dad's behavior as the abuse it was.
 
veren4h92l

veren4h92l

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I saw a person who abused her husband this way. It sucks. For venting he abused their child the same way, but the child as a witness to her cruelty didn't get it in time. Was too traumatized and trying to protect him...becoming even more vulnerable to the prime offender.
That's the way with loving children..they don't learn to love themselves until they become homeless/abandon their past.
Few succeed. Emotional abuse is even worse since mental capability of knowing it.
 

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