Is verbal abuse worse than physical?

What do you think?

Re: Is verbal abuse worse than physical?

Postby MizCeeDub » Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:08 pm

MrBlank wrote :
> Lets see here which is worse.....I was in a few fights in middle school but
> can hardly remember them because they were over so fast and the thing that
> stuck the most was my punishment for fighting. Something that does stick
> out in my mind is when my 7th grade teacher called me an idiot and the
> entire class laughed and so did he. I remember that like it was yesterday.
> I can still see each kids reaction and some were even pointing and falling
> out of their desks. I can also remember very clearly having my coach in
> little league scream at me in the dugout that I wasn't a real ball player
> when my family and friends were there to watch me. I was so humiliated I
> pulled my hat down over my eyes because I started crying. Funny how the
> verbal bullying is something that I carry with me every day.

That was exactly my point. I can remember some incidences of the physical abuse, but every motion, feeling, thought, time of day, weather and smell of that moment when the words were heard by my ears, is like a stain. I can verbatim word by word, hear the voice saying the words. Man... crazy...
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Re: Is verbal abuse worse than physical?

Postby Rowdy » Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:48 am

Certainly the words from someone like a teacher would be a lot worse than a 5-10 scuffle with kid at school. Topping it off the teacher and the classroom laughed at the comment embedding the memory even deeper. I wish there was a outside source that would teach the teachers sensitivity training and how something they may seem as not a big deal can have a life long effect. With that being said im not sure how any teacher can get away with calling a kid an idiot.
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Re: Is verbal abuse worse than physical?

Postby tootrusting » Sat Jun 08, 2013 8:07 am

I think the verbal abuse is far worse than physical abuse. Physical abuse will eventually heal and go away, but verbal, for some reason seems to come back and haunt us to the point were we believe the words said to us. Wr allow it to define us, to serve as a constant reminder that we are not who WE think we are. but yet how others see us.
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Re: Is verbal abuse worse than physical?

Postby LindyLou » Tue Jul 02, 2013 9:09 pm

I have to agree that verbal abuse is way worse than physical. Yes, anyone can be seriously be hurt by physical abuse, but I think those wounds will heal and you may never forget, but the pain won't be there. Whereas when you are verbally abused, those words haunt you for life.
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Re: Is verbal abuse worse than physical?

Postby V4vikki » Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:07 pm

I remember a lot more of the bad things that were said to me. I have been hit and punched before but the worst things I can remember were things that were said.
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Re: Is verbal abuse worse than physical?

Postby FlyingJ » Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:26 pm

Physically bullying cuts the surface but verbal bullying can cut into your soul
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