In the context of a domestic violence case, understanding the perspectives of both the victim and the abuser is essential. A medical/scientific perspective is well warranted and could provide valuable solutions. In this article, we will examine the typical characteristics and behavior of the Abuser. Next, we will explore the effects of the abuse on the Abuser. This article explores the psychological and emotional effects of domestic violence from the perspective of the abuser.
The personality of the Domestic Abuser
The Personality of the Domestic Abuser can be a key indicator of how well an individual will react to the effects of their relationship with their partner. Instinctual fear is one factor that an abuser uses to control and intimidate his partner. Depending on the degree of their abusive behaviors, the abuser may have a personality disorder or temperament that affects their ability to communicate effectively. Prior trauma or emotional pain can also affect their behavior.
Many abusive partners display characteristics common to the abusive personality. In addition to being easily insulted, they may also minimize the effects of their violence on their partner. In many cases, these partners will project their own feelings onto the victim. This is done to devalue them and make them appear superior. They often feel insecure and incompetent internally and may blame external factors for the abuse. It’s important to understand that the abusive partner’s behavior is indicative of his low self-esteem.
Common Behavior of the Abuser
One of the most common behaviors of an abuser during a relationship is control over the victim’s money. The abuser may accuse the victim of unfaithfulness and may even stop her from seeing friends. In the early stages of a relationship, abusers may also use jealousy as a justification for violence. It’s important to identify the signs and symptoms of abuse and seek help as soon as possible.
Some signs of abuse include a sense of tension and the victim acting apathetic or overly sensitive to potential needs. The abuser may isolate the victim from family members and friends and prevent her from making phone calls. This can isolate the victim from anyone who can help her escape. Victims of abuse may not talk about the physical violence they endure but will describe the abuser as “moody” or “bad-tempered”. In addition, the abuser may blame the victim for the violence, and the victim may accept some responsibility.
Reasons Why They Commit Domestic Abuse
Why do some people become abusive and violence occurs in the home? The reasons vary, but some factors are common to all cases. The abuse can affect a person’s ability to obtain a job, contact family members, or their own emotional health. People who abuse others can be from any socioeconomic class, sexual orientation, or ethnicity. The media also contributes to a culture of violence. While some people may be able to prevent domestic violence, others must accept the fact that some men or women can do it to themselves.
The perpetrator often isolates the victim, making it impossible for them to see friends or family. They may not let the victim leave the house, or refuse to allow them to make phone calls. This can make them cut off from anyone who can help them escape. In some cases, abusers use physical force to intimidate the victim or make her/him feel crazy. When the abusers have been physically violent, they will often blame the victim for it, and they may even make the victim accept some responsibility for the behavior.
Effects of the Domestic Abuse on the Abuser
While the victim of abuse often has the most difficult time identifying abuse, a victim’s perspective can be useful in understanding the perpetrator’s motives. Abusers who are heterosexual usually believe in traditional gender roles. They believe that women should take care of their children, and they may blame the victim for the violence by accusing her of cheating without cause. These perpetrators often exhibit jealous behavior or an explosive temper during abusive episodes. They may also try to win back their partner by using charm or other ways to change their abusive behavior.
Although the police can investigate and intervene, battered women may not report the abuse until police arrive. It’s important to note that the victim may remain in the relationship for psychological reasons. In addition to physical abuse, the batterer may be a member of a religious organization or family. The batterer may even threaten to take the children away if she reports the abuse. These behaviors are not uncommon among perpetrators of other forms of domestic violence.