Most people know what physical abuse it and they know the signs of someone who may be a victim of physical abuse. We hear more about physical abuse because it is more known, and visible. There is another form of abuse that most people have heard of but it's not talked about as much. This form of abuse is emotional abuse. The signs of emotional abuse can be more difficult to notice. Gregory L. Jantz Ph.D., a contributor writer for Psychology Today, explains what defines emotional abuse.