The Emotional Blackmailed Adopted Child
|Punisher's threat||Eat the food I cooked for you or I'll hurt you.|
|Self-punisher's threat||Eat the food I cooked for you or I'll hurt myself.|
|Sufferer's threat||Eat the food I cooked for you. I was saving it for myself. I wonder what will happen now.|
|Tantalizer's threat||Eat the food I cooked for you and you just may get a really yummy dessert.|
Patterns and characteristics
Affluenza and children
Assertiveness movement, training
- Angela Carter described Beauty and the Beast as glorifying emotional blackmail on the part of the Beast, as a means of controlling his target, Beauty.
- Doris Lessing claimed that “I became an expert in emotional blackmail by the time I was five.