15 Signs of Potential Battery

SIGNS TO LOOK FOR IN A BATTERING PERSONALITY

          PROJECT FOR VICTIMS OF FAMILY VIOLENCE;

          FAYETTEVILLE, ARK.

15 Reasons to Leave Your Lover:  Warning Signs of an Abusive Personality.  “If your mate is displaying a combination of these behaviors, then you may have a potential batterer on your hands.  Watch out.”

 

  1. A push for quick involvement:  pressures for an exclusive commitment almost immediately.
  2.  Jealousy:  excessively possessive.
  3.  Controlling:  interrogates you intensely.
  4.  Unrealistic expectations:  expects you to be the perfect woman and meet his every need.
  5.  Isolation:  tries to cut you off from family and friends.
  6. Blames others for problems and mistakes:  the boss, you – it’s always someone.
  7.  Makes everyone else responsible for his feelings:  the abuser says, “You make me angry,” instead of “I am angry.”
  8.  Hypersensitivity:  is easily insulted.
  9.  Cruelty to animals and children:  65 percent of abusers who beat their partner will also abuse children.
  10.  “Playful” use of force during sex:  enjoys holding you down against your will during sex.
  11.  Verbal abuse:  constantly criticizes, or says blatantly cruel, hurtful things.
  12.  Rigid sex roles:  expects you to serve.
  13.  Sudden mood swings:  switches from sweetly loving to explosively violent.
  14.  Past battering:  admits hitting women in the past.
  15.  Threats of violence:  makes statements such as, “I’ll break your neck.”
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