The Silent Treatment [Types of Emotional Child Abuse Series, Part
The silent treatment isn& just hurtful; there are actually many ways that is damaging to both the person doing the ignoring, and the person being ignored.
The silent treatment is commonly used by narcissists and sociopaths. It is dished out as punishment, and means the victim ceases to exist in their world.
The silent treatment can present itself as a response more fitting of the ‘high road’, one of grace and dignity, but research has shown that’s it’s anything but.