|09:15 am - TIMID|
I was discussing the characteristics of the tactics used by abusive people and how effortless they seem to make the whole business of abuse seem. How do they learn it? Is it just one of those intuitive things that abusers just know? How do the rest of us keep up?
Well, on the theory that there is no process that can't be properly identified, codified and documented, I bring you TIMID, the smart way to abuse.
T - Target
I - Isolate
M - Manipulate
I - Intimidate
D - Dominate.
Now go forth and terrorize. You're welcome.
Current Mood: amused
|02:07 pm - City girls just seem to find out early how to open doors with just a smile|
It's been basically a down week for me in terms of how I feel with one exception.
My friends have been, generally, incredibly supportive, even without solicitation. Today I just, unprompted, got two personalized, non-spam, emails from people that made me feel better about myself. They weren't compliments exactly. One was a "looking forward to seeing you" type statement, and the other was just a "thinking of you." (and not because something horrible happened.)
Yesterday was a similar type of day, although, if I'm honest, I may have solicited those comments, although it was not my intention to do so.
Friends. Here's to us. Who's like us? Damn few.
Current Mood: loved