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The antidote to gaslighting is to be emotionally aware. One has to become self-reliant and stop being gullible.
If the following things sound familiar and common, we may be involved in a gaslighting relationship:
Gaslighters more often than not turn out to be males, with the ‘victim’ being female.
To gaslight means to undermine a person’s reality by denying the environment, facts, emotions and feelings. A person who is gaslighted is often manipulated into turning against their own perceptions and fundamentals.
Gaslighting has now gained mainstream visibility as a form of manipulation and can be detrimental for one’s emotional, psychological and physical well-being.
Gaslighting is a form of abuse. It is using manipulation, deceit, and coercion to get another person to question their own feelings, perception of reality, or intelligence.
A person may use gaslighting to persuade someone to stay in an unhealthy relationship, where one party is dependent on another, such as a romantic partner, a relative, a boss or coworker, or an acquaintance.
Is any relationship between people who don’t support each other, where there’s conflict and one seeks to undermine the other, where there is competition and there is disrespect.
A toxic relationship is consistently unpleasant and draining for the people in it, to the point that negative moments outweigh and outnumber the positive ones.
Emotional abuse is something almost every one of us has been through.
The subject of this post is Gaslighting.
Definition wise, Gaslighting refers to the act of manipulating or diverting an individual’s view of a situation or himself. Usually, to the extent where that individual doubts his/her sanity.
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