What are some characteristics of a batterer?
- Believes in violence as a method to solve problems
- Blames others for their actions, does not accept responsibility
- Denial, minimizes seriousness of violence
- Extremely jealous
- History of abuse, grew up in violent home or involved in prior abusive relationships
- Low self-esteem
- Socially isolated, does not have many friends
- Substance abuser
- Unable to deal with stress, lack of impulse control

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1. What exactly is domestic violence?
2. What types of relationships are covered under domestic violence?
3. What is abusive or coercive behavior?
4. What are some characteristics of a batterer?
5. Why do abusers batter?
6. What are some early warning signs that your partner may be an abuser?