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.