It is the past participle of contemnere and from com- intensive prefix temnere "to slight, scorn". In this study, citizens of West Sumatra, Indonesia, were given photos of American, Japanese, and Indonesian peoples.

Their ability to classify some facial expressions as contempt versus the primary emotions of anger, disgust, happiness, sadness, fear, or surprise showed that across cultures, general contempt is universally understood (with level of agreement equating to 75%).

The word originated in 1393, from the Latin word contemptus meaning "scorn". Ekman and Friesen (1986) identified a specific facial expression that observers in ten different cultures, both Western and non-Western, agreed signaled contempt.

The woman has been interpreted as a prostitute (who is disdaining the inadequate coin proffered by the fashionable gentleman getting his shoes shined at left). Solomon places contempt on the same continuum as resentment and anger, and he argues that the differences between the three are that resentment is anger directed toward a higher-status individual; anger is directed toward an equal-status individual; and contempt is anger directed toward a lower-status individual.

One such validated tool promoted by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners is the Elder Abuse Suspicion Index (EASI), which was developed for ise in general practice.

' The EASI was developed to raise a doctor’s suspicion about elder abuse to a level at which it might be reasonable to propose a referral for further evaluation by social services, adult protective services, or equivalents.

I own my weaknesses as well as my successes, since they’re all part of who I am, but while some men feel my confidence and openness make me approachable, and even inspirational, a great number of men tell me that I’m ... One guy even went so far as to advise me on how to tone down my confidence so that men might find me more desirable in the future.

When I look at it from the man’s point of view, I understand how hard it is to put yourself out there.

While all six questions should be asked, a response of "yes" on one or more of questions 2 to 6 may establish concern.

The EASI was validated for use by family practitioners of cognitively intact seniors seen in ambulatory settings.' (National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly – NICE) Yaffe M.

There's nothing wrong with admitting a relationship has run its course.

Even if you can't conceptualize your life without that person, with time and distance, you'll be able to see the relationship for what it was: toxic as hell.

(including social isolation; this is sometimes referred to as emotional abuse) Psychological abuse is the infliction of mental stress involving actions and threats that cause isolation, fear of violence, deprivation and feelings of shame and powerlessness.