By Renée Grinnell

Behavior which attacks, threatens, intimidates, or otherwise intends harm. May be physical, mental, or verbal.

Example: A man is annoyed with his spouse over a trivial matter. He raises his voice, throws an object across the room, and then hits the wall with his fist.

    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 25 Sep 2008