There are overlaps in some of the categories below. Disguised Verbal Hostility Examples: Negative gossip. Seeking a false sense of importance by being persistently critical. Subtle “digs” at one’s appearance, gender, socio-cultural background, credentials, behavior, decisions, social relations, etc. Indirectly hurting something or someone of importance to the targeted person. Purposely creating negative and disconcerting environment.

Real intimacy comes in different forms, and if a man doesn’t care about his woman that much, it will show in the minimal effort put forth – and a woman will realize she must not be that valuable to him.

If she’s a good woman and worth it, some effort should be put forth on the man’s part.

Some modern men may believe that chivalry and courting are old fashioned, unnecessary tactics of impressing the woman they desire, and have become passive in their pursuit.

However, when a real man meets a special lady, he will most certainly care about her, and what it takes to keep her interested.

Distort perception for easier persuasion and control. Manipulate and coerce the recipient into ceding unreasonable requests and demands.

Possible Intention(s): Targeting the recipient’s emotional weaknesses and vulnerability.

Blaming the victim for causing their own victimization.

Strategic disclosure or withholding of key information.

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