Coercive Control: The Styles - Episode 5

In the fifth episode of our Thursday Thoughtcasts series on coercive control, Dr Torna Pitman delves into the attitudinal and behavioural styles that characterise abusive and controlling relationships.

She reveals the ten common styles of the coercive controller – 'always right', 'sensitive', 'rambo', 'water torturer', 'victim', 'terrorist', 'demand man', 'drill sergeant', 'player', and the 'mentally ill or addicted abuser' – and shows us simple ways to recognise coercive abuse in action.

This series is for our clients, your clients, your friends or family and the general public. Knowledge saves lives and helps us recognise the loss of human rights inherent to unequal relationships.