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Are my friends gaslighting me?

It’s hard to believe, but our closest friends are capable of manipulating us in ways we’d prefer not to imagine. One very dangerous form of this manipulation is gaslighting: or manipulating someone using psychological means into questioning what they know to be true. In close relationships, gaslighting involves shaming someone…

What are gaslighting techniques? These master manipulators undermine, contradict, and disorient their victims

Gaslighting is a form of manipulation and abuse used to gain control over one’s victim. It’s often difficult to spot gaslighting, as these manipulators make their victims question their own sanity. Gaslighters are domineering but work to present themselves as kind, generous, intelligent, and trustworthy. These manipulators use subtlety to…

Are my parents gaslighting me? Here’s what to do if your parents are manipulative and making you feel self-conscious, anxious

Parents can and do gaslight their children, or manipulate them to question their sanity and cause them to doubt their own judgment and memory. Oftentimes, parents who engage in gaslighting have narcissistic personality traits and/or suffer with alcohol/drug abuse. Parents may outright lie to their children, discredit their thoughts, cause…

How to defend yourself against gaslighting: a form of manipulation that can make you question everything you know to be true

Gaslighting is a form of manipulation in which the perpetrator leads one to question their own sanity or judgment through subtle tactics. This abusive treatment is often carried out by individuals who are narcissistic, sociopathic, or just plain abusive. The first step in identifying and protecting yourself from this form…

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