WORD REVIEWS

Respect: To value … be kind to, esteem, honour, regard, be polite to, show courtesy to, consider, note, recognize, take into account

Funk and Wagnalls Edition Webster’s New World Thesaurus, 1985 Simon and Schuster, page 637

NOTE: Admire is more commonly considered more significant than respect because admire is more about looking up to someone for his/her/their accomplishments/achievements, not just for being a person

April 24, 2017

Abuse: To treat badly … insult, injure, hurt, harm damage, impair, aggrieve, offend, ill-treat, ill-use, misuse, misemploy, disparage, berate, maltreat, mistreat, wrong, persecute, molest, nag, victimize, oppress, ruin, mar, spoil, vulgarize, reproach, rail at, outrage, do wrong by or to, mishandle, pervert, profane, prostitute, desecrate, pollute, overwork, overtax, overdrive, overburden, violate, defile, impose upon, deprave, taint, debase, corrupt, squander, waste, dissipate, exhaust, do one’s worst, do one an injustice, knock about.

Funk and Wagnalls Edition Webster’s New World Thesaurus, 1985 Simon and Schuster, page 5

April 23, 2017

Apathy: Indifference, unresponsiveness, displaying less interest or reactivity to a situation than would normally be expected.

The Penguin Dictionary of Psychology, Arthur S. Reber, 1985, page 44

Synonyms: dullness, insensitivity, unconcern, indifference, unconcern, nonchalance, aloofness, impassiveness, coldness, callousness, alienation, disregard, non-interference, disinterest, neutrality, isolationism, detachment, stupor, disdain

Funk and Wagnalls Edition Webster’s New World Thesaurus, 1985 Simon and Schuster

April 11, 2017

Emotional Deprivation: A general term for any situation where an individual is deprived of emotional reactions from others. It is used almost exclusively of children who are raised in situations lacking in love, affection, and contact.

The Penguin Dictionary of Psychology, Arthur S. Reber, 1985, page 236

* Note: Based on my experience, unless recognized emotional deprivation’s impact can be emotional unavailability that negatively impacts one’s ability to develop healthy emotional relationships unless recognition and healing take place.

April 3, 2017

Cognitive Dissonance:  An emotional state set up when two simultaneously held attitudes or cognitions are inconsistent or when there is a conflict between belief and overt behavior. The resolution of the conflict is assumed to serve as a basis attitude change in that belief patterns are generally modified so as to be consistent with behavior.

The Penguin Dictionary of Psychology, Arthur S. Reber, 1985, page 129

March 25, 2017