Compassion is not seeking revenge, holding a grudge, calling names, or screaming and throwing things in anger. I don't have to take it personally when these symptoms, such as verbal abuse, appear, nor do I have the right to punish anyone for being sick. I am a worthwhile human being. I don't have to sit and take abuse.
See that picture up there? If you have ever heard any of this in your lifetime then you have been abused. It is crazy-making and you don't have to ever tolerate this type of treatment. The link below is where I found the picture and the article is pretty good. Take a moment to read that article if you have some time today.