Ignorance or Giving someone a Cold Shoulder!

Ignorance by someone important in their life is the commonest reasons for patients to have depression and anxiety.

The silent treatment or cold shoulder as its more popularly is when someone stops talking, starts ignoring and avoids social interactions with you.

Cold Shoulder
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Its one of the most ancient forms of psychological techniques used to express discontent against someone not listening or full-filling your expectations.

One of the most common uses of the same is a parent ignoring a naughty kid.

In modern day, it has transformed from a simple psychological technique to a form of “psychological manipulation”.

Why is Silent treatment so important?

The success and happiness of most human being depends on society. How they are treated by their parents, spouses, relatives, friends, boss, fellow employees, etc.

The more importance a particular relationship has, the more the power of the silent treatment.

For example – when the ambani brothers were giving each other a cold shoulder during social gatherings it became instant national news.
Or
Actors who dislike each other, decide to ignore the presence of the other.

Why is silent treatment done?

Why do people tend to ignore others –

  1. Its a way to hurt other person without indulging in aggressive behavior.
  2. One gets an excuse to avoid caring, respect or value of the other person.
  3. Sensitive personalities are easily hurt and its the worst form of emotional abuse they are subjected to.. it instantly shows in their behavior.
  4. The perpetrator can easily see the depression, restlessness, anger and low self-esteem it causes in the victim.
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