They may yell at you, reprimand you, and even beat you, but you have no idea how horrible they feel about it. They sit alone late at night, wondering why they reprimanded you, and occasionally even kiss you when you're sleeping. This is called "mental abuse" and it's when your boss, parent, teacher, or friend abuses their position of power over you.
Mental abuse can be very dangerous. If someone refuses to take your criticism seriously, but instead treats you with disrespect and intimidation, then that is emotional abuse. Emotional abuse can lead to serious long-term effects, such as anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts. It can also damage your relationship with the person who abused you.
People use different methods to intimidate others. For example, someone who is afraid of losing their job might threaten to report you if you don't give in to their demands. This is psychological bullying - using your position to get what you want from others.
If you are being bullied, it is important to tell someone about the situation. You could talk with a friend or family member, or call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233. There are many places around the country where you can go for free counseling.
It's also important to remember that people who bully others often feel bad about themselves.
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Scolding someone who has done something wrong in an angry or critical manner. Noun. Definition of "scold" by English Language Learners (Entry 2 of 2): Someone who scolds others too frequently is someone who frequently criticizes them in an aggressive tone. Synonyms: chide, rebuke, criticize, condemn, deride, disparage, fault, find fault with, give offense to, harpoon, hit the mark with, jeer at, lambaste, lash out at, nitpick, objectify, pillory, put down, rebuff, ridicule, shoot the breeze with, snipe at, spout off about, squawk at, talk back to, tell it like it is, turn into a shrew.
Scolding means criticizing someone harshly and repeatedly. It can be used to indicate that you do not appreciate something about someone. For example, my mother always told me I talked too much. She said I needed to learn when to keep my mouth shut. That was scolding me because she thought I should keep my voice down even though nobody else did. She was right, too. There are times when it is appropriate to speak up but mostly people want to hear what you have to say so don't be afraid to speak your mind.
Some people take criticism very seriously and will change their behavior in response to this feedback. Others ignore it.
If you have truly done something wrong and the reprimand is warranted, accept the reprimand, apologize, and vow not to do it again. Avoid looking at the chastiser and displaying aggressiveness or arrogance. Don't roll your eyes, but do show that you're paying attention. Try not to get too upset about the reprimand. It's their job to tell you what you've done wrong.
If you feel like you deserve the reprimand, then don't argue with them or defend yourself.
Scolders come in two types: parents and teachers. Parents want what's best for their children. They don't want them to suffer any harm either physically or emotionally. That's why they reprimand their kids - to protect them. Teachers also want what's best for their students. They know that harsh punishments aren't good for anyone involved. That's why they take the time to discuss matters with you before punishing you. When you receive a reprimand from either of these people, you should accept it with no arguments.
Arguing with others only makes things worse. So if you really want to fix something, talk about it with the person who hurt your feelings and try to resolve the issue together. Don't let the problem fester inside you because there's nothing that can be done about it.
When you chastise someone, you are pointing out and criticizing some flaw or shortcoming (sometimes harshly). This leads us to the other way scold may be used as a verb: to grumble, grouch, or otherwise express one's annoyance. This latter connotation is more concerned with the scolder's attitude than with the flaws of the one being chastised. A churlish person is one who scoffs at kindness; a curmudgeon is one who snubs everyone including children. A scold is someone who pokes fun at others' mistakes or shortcomings.
The word "scold" comes from the Old English scealu and ducol, both meaning to criticize harshly. In modern English, the word has taken on another meaning related to women: someone who complains incessantly.
People scold each other for many different reasons. They may do so because they feel like it is their duty or because they are angry with each other. Sometimes they even go as far as to use abusive language. When someone scolds you, they are simply expressing their opinion about something that makes them unhappy. Usually, they are trying to make you see how wrong your actions were, but sometimes they may just want to cause you pain without saying why.
Scolding should never be done in public unless you want everyone to think badly of you.
When she scolds you, it indicates that she is dissatisfied with you in some manner. And the only way you'll be disappointed is if she has high hopes for you. Tell me if it doesn't feel nice to know that someone is anticipating big things from you. Even if they never say anything, even if they never act on those expectations, the fact that they're thinking them makes them real.
The best thing you can do when someone scolds you is to listen without saying a word. Let them talk; sometimes we need to hear what others have to say about us. There may be a reason why they are complaining about you; perhaps you did something wrong. But even if you didn't, just listening will make them feel better.
When someone scolds you, it means that you have done something to disappoint them. If they have high hopes for you, then you should not feel bad about yourself. Rather, you should try to understand where they are coming from before you respond. Maybe they are worried about you being out in dangerous conditions alone?
Sometimes people take matters into their own hands when they feel like you are not taking care of yourself. For example, if you go out every night without any precautions taken against HIV/AIDS, someone might think that you aren't using protection and therefore could end up infected.