Definition of Psychological Violence
The concept of psychological violence is a social concept that is used to refer to the phenomenon by which one or more people verbally aggravate another or other people, establishing some kind of damage at the psychological and emotional level in people attacked and without that mediates physical contact of any kind, that is, aggression is only verbally without the intervention of physical shock.
Violence that implies the use of disqualifying expressions and in which the physical attack does not intervene
Normally it consists of disqualifying expressions that are intended precisely to detract and belittle the one to which they are directed.
This basic characteristic of this type of violence sometimes makes it incomprehensible, because of course, a blow, a wound is easy to prove but many times if you do not have witnesses or any recording to prove it, it is difficult to prove this type of violence.
Generally the complaint is nowhere because they believe that it is the word of one against another.
The notion of psychological violence has been formed to make a difference with that of physical violence since it involves verbal aggression and treatment rather than violence through physical blows or injuries.
Psychological violence is very common in certain social spheres, such as domestic (where various types of conflicts and fights usually occur), work, school , etc.
The serious consequences it produces
The specialists consider that psychological violence is one of the worst forms of violence since it implies an aggression against the psyche and the emotionality of a person.
In this sense, although a blow or physical aggression leaves visible marks and significant pain, a verbal or psychological aggression can hurt much deeper in the understanding and self - esteem of that person since it is usually attacked by hitting those parts on those that the person feels insecure and that make them feel much weaker and more vulnerable in the face of the aggressor (for example, a husband to his wife does so by exercising a certain level of power and hierarchy that weakens the female figure as a composing part of the couple).
Psychological violence is also invisible and much more difficult to detect in practical terms since the wounds are not visible, and it is common for the person to hide it, not manifest it, that is, keep it and this whole situation ends up corroding it. internally.
Thus, the psychological aggression that a husband inflicts on his wife, that a boss to his employee or that a person with greater power can exercise another with less power always goes unnoticed at the time, but the effects they generate on the person They can be much more lasting and painful than physical violence.
The sequels or marks left by psychological violence at some point in life should be treated, because since they are not machines, human beings, at a certain moment, emerge, suddenly do so, and without the affected person can handle them, and then , will demand a treatment many times of urgency, because of course that which was ignored and covered for so long exerted a level of internal stress such that it will need urgent therapy, and in the most severe cases even of medication or hospitalization to prevent The person may harm or harm third parties.
Unfortunately, the social decomposition that prevails in many parts of the world has caused that levels of verbal violence have grown exponentially, for example in school it has become a common and worrying situation, due to the consequences that it generates in children They are subject to it.
The famous bullying or deep bullying in children who suffer from it and often ends up leading to fantastic and very painful dramas when the person who suffers it enters into extreme crisis thanks to them.