Outright "in your face" verbal abuse is easy to identify -- swearing, yelling and so on. However some of the most insidious verbal abuse and manipulation is less obvious, and hidden in the language other people use. This subtle verbal abuse is no less damaging to your psyche. Whether you are a target of subtle verbal abuse, or someone who habitually, and unintentionally uses subtle vebal abuse techniques, identifying when it is happening is the first step to bringing to an end. Learn To Identify The Hidden and Subtle Verbal Abuse In Your Life Helpcard Electronic Downloadable Version The Point: It's easy to identify when we are subject to outright verbal abuse -- yelling, swearing, or insults directed our way. What you may not know is that subtle or hidden verbal abuse is far more common, and occurs in everyday conversations on a regular basis. Even if you don't consciously realize that it is being directed at you, it can affect your feelings about the other person, and damage relationships. The first step in dealing with subtle verbal abuse is to identify it, understand why it is abusive, and then decide how best to handle it. That's what this card is about -- to help you identify insidious verbal abuse in your life. What's In It: Written by conflict expert author Robert Bacal, Identify Subtle Verbal Abuse In Your Live Helpcard explains how subtle verbal abuse works, and describes the most common forms of hidden or subtle verbal abuse. This 2 sided 8.5 x 11 inch card includes: What you need to know about subtle verbal abuse Explanations of seventeen common subtle verbal abuse tactics so you can identify them Examples of the different verbal abuse tactics Some brief ideas on how to counter subtle verbal abuse A few references for additional learning and skill buildingUsage: Ideal for anyone who wants to become more aware of how verbal abuse works, and is particularly useful as a basis for discussion between relationship parties to work to reduce the amount of subtle verbal abuse in the relationships. (A helpcard is a 2 sided 8.5 x11 card with concise useful information about a specific topic. Designed for busy people who need to learn FAST) What's a Helpcard? Helpcards are designed for people who would rather learn without reading long books. Each card contains clear practical information, tips and guidelines that pertain to the topic at hand. Please note: Content is similar to What You Need To Know About Conversational Cons. It is not necessary to purchase both.