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.
What Does Gaslighting Mean?
Gaslighting is a specific type of manipulation where the manipulator is successful in having the person or a group of people question their own reality, memory or perceptions. There is often a power dynamic in gaslighting where the person or group is vulnerable because they are fearful of losing something if they challenge the perpretrator. Gaslighting is not always malicious or intentional, although in many cases it is. The 6-page worksheet that you can download for free contains a lot of detail to help you figure out if you are being gaslit. here is the first example of the 6 in the worksheet. Downlaod the worksheet and learn how to overcome the downward spiral you may be on.
The First Example of 6
- Deny Deny Deny. Again, you know they said what they said. However, they completely deny ever saying it. The gas-lighter 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.
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You will learn the definition of what is gaslighting in a relationship, and what the long term affects are and how they can affect you as well as 6 steps you can take to minimize the damage of gaslighting.What is Gaslighting? 6 Examples & 6 Steps to Take to Protect Yourself