Saturday, September 29, 2007

Domestic Violence Awareness

Look for the signs that your partner may be an abuser before it is too late. Some of the signs are as follows:

Profile of an abuser

Psychologists have studied certain personality characteristics of individuals who batter their partner. These include:

* Blames others for problems/feelings
* Close mindedness
* Cruelty to animals and/or children
* Hypersensitivity
* Isolation of victim
* Jealousy
* Manipulation through guilt
* Minimization of violence
* Objectification of women
* "Playful" use of force during sex
* Quick Involvement
* Rigid sex roles
* Threats of violence
* Tight control of finances
* Unrealistic expectations
* Verbally abusive

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