There is no need to spell them out here; you can imagine what kinds of words they use.
By insulting you he/she is making you more dependent.
No one likes to be called names, even when it’s innocent teasing by friends.
The increased awareness of bullying behavior has brought this warning sign more attention.
You might be a nerd, a jock, a popular and be proud about it.
Having others call you names might roll right off you.
Our second early warning sign of abuse is: Insults you, calls you names This may seem like an obvious warning sign.
The old rhyme “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me” certainly isn’t true.
Names, particularly if they are hurled at you by someone who claims to love you, can be terribly painful.
Many abusers will humiliate or embarrass their partners in public as a method of control to “prove” that only the abuser can love them.
A victim of emotional abuse may start to blame themselves for the abuser’s behavior and come to believe what the abuser says.