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Emotionally Abusive Friendship Quiz

Emotionally Abusive Friendship Quiz

This post contains “Emotionally abusive friendship quiz” to help you identify abuse in friendships.

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What is Emotional Abuse?

Emotional abuse is a consistent pattern of behavior in which an individual is being treated unfairly and unjustly over a period of time, usually by the same person or people.

Emotional abuse is so common that everyone can relate to it, so much so, it’s often ignored.

As long as anyone can remember, Dad talked that way to Mom, who talked that way to her son, who in turn talks that way to his own kids.

But emotional abuse doesn’t just occur within families and romantic relationships.

Friendships can also be emotionally abusive.

Emotionally Abusive Friendship Quiz

The following questions represent common signs of emotional abuse in friendships:


#1. Do you often speak carefully, or avoid speaking, so you won’t risk upsetting them?

#2. Do they interrupt your work or other things that are important to you, to get their needs met?

#3. Do they force you to do things that are against your religious or moral values?

#4. Do they threaten to make public the things you have said or done in private moments?

#5. Do they threaten to cut you off when you have arguments?

#6. After they put you down, are you then indulged with special care?

#7. Do they call you stupid or crazy, if you disagree with them?

#8. Do you believe that you are the only one who can save them from ruin, depression, alcoholism, insanity or suicide?

#9. Do they groan, complain, or ridicule you, when you cry, worry, or ask for emotional support?

#10. Do they make light of your success and discourage your plans?

#11. Do they take financial advantage of you (e.g. borrowing money without the intention or plan to repay it)?

#12. Do they take on a victim mentality and refuse to take responsibility?

#13. Do they intentionally damage your belongings?

#14. Do they isolate you from your other friends?


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This quiz is for informational purposes only. It is not meant as a diagnostic or assessment tool.

Test Results

The questions above represent common signs of emotional abuse. If you answered yes to most of these questions, then you may be in an emotionally abusive friendship.

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