Moreover, the study also showed that verbal abuse from peers during middle school years had the biggest impact, and according to scientists, this is due to the fact that the brain is still not fully developed. Their conclusion is that:
“Verbal abuse can cause significant psychological problems in later years and brain damage, including anxiety, depression, anger-hostility and dissociation.”
Narcissists enjoy manipulating the vulnerable around them until they gain complete control. Their main targets are sensitive or emotional individuals.
This study has shown that such manipulative words and actions of narcissists cause a huge, long-lasting damage to the brain, regardless if the verbal abuse happens to a child, teenager or even as an adult.
When manipulators deteriorate the self-esteem of the person, the body and mind react differently, and this loss of balance and control is one of the main causes of anxiety disorders.