Gaslighting is a form of mental and emotional abuse. It promotes anxiety, depression, and can trigger mental breakdowns.
Gaslighting sows seeds of doubt in a targeted individual, a group of people, a segment of the population and or a whole nation—making them question their own memory, perception, or judgment, often evoking in them cognitive dissonance and other dramatic changes including low self-esteem, confusion and feelings of anxiety.
Gaslighting is almost like being negatively hypnotized by a master manipulator. Don’t allow it anymore, schedule a free consultation and I’ll explain how it works.
Rochelle L. Cook MA CHt.
Here are six examples
- Deny Deny Deny. Again, you know they said what they said. However, they completely deny ever saying it. The gaslighter may push the point and ask you to ‘prove it,’ knowing that you only have your memory of the conversation that they are denying happened.