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From a psychological standpoint, using the same words over and over does not mean there is anything wrong with him. He may just not be a creative thinker in terms of language and expressing himself so he chooses words that make it easier for him and uses them over and over. It is very common for people to do this for a time then find new words they prefer to use.
Using the word "brutal" all the time may just be a way for him to cover all bases with a response no matter what is being said. It is like teenagers who say one word in response to all stories told to them. It is just a way to respond. But because he picked the word "brutal" it may mean that he likes being a bit dramatic in his responses to conversation. It could also mean that he uses the expression to feel younger. Many young people say brutal a lot nowadays.
Have you mentioned his choice of words to him? Is he willing to think about using other words just for a change? To make light of it, you could always make a game out of how many one word responses you can both come up with and see who wins. Maybe he'll develop some new words to use instead!
I hope this has helped you, Kate
Mentioning that someone likes him after he says their name could be a sign that he is narcissistic or it could be a way of reassuring himself that he is liked by others.
Narcissism is when someone puts themselves and their needs before others. They will ignore the needs of others to the point of hurting the other person emotionally. They also think highly of themselves.
Here is a link to describe narcissism:
The best way to know if your husband is narcissistic is to either have him evaluated (a second opinion helps) based on him being narcissistic, or to learn as much as you can about narcissism and see if your husband fits the profile.
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