Do you know someone who uses a “catchphrase” to signal that they disagree with something you said? Common examples include saying “I guess” or “whatever” in a snarky and dismissive tone.

Replying this way is an obnoxious, passive-aggressive habit that provides a cover of plausible deniability.

Being on the receiving end of these types of conversation-killing gibes can be crazy-making, and it’s a clear-cut example of emotional invalidation.

Read More

Leave a Reply Cancel reply