Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress/tort of outrage
A tort that says a person whose extreme and outrageous conduct intentionally or recklessly causes severe emotional distress to another person is liable for that emotional distress. Also known as the tort of outrage.
an annoyance, rough language, or an occasional inconsiderate or unkind act does not constitute outrageous behavior. However, repeated annoyances or harassment coupled with threats are considered outrageous.
ex: Shame, humiliation, embarrassment, anger, fear, and worry constitute severe mental distress.