There’s no clear and definitive definition for emotional abuse. Unfortunately, each instance is a case-by-case basis. Emotional abuse chips away a person’s self-esteem and confidence levels. Since the scars are not visible, it’s relatively difficult to identify the amount of damage done. And when people cannot see physical abuse, they tend to isolate themselves and down play their mistreatment. However, whether it’s yourself or someone else there are a few signs to watch out for.