It may not always be as simple to realize that you or someone you care about may be engaged in a “gaslight tango.”
Come on, now. Never have I stated that.
“You’re simply being too sensitive,” I said.
Why are you making such a huge deal out of this, I wonder?
The word “gaslighting” is used by psychologists to describe a particular form of manipulation in which the manipulator tries to get the target (or target group) to doubt their own reality, memory, or perceptions.
What Is Gaslighting?
You start to doubt your convictions and understanding of reality when you are gaslighted, which is a sort of emotional abuse.
This kind of deception may gradually erode your confidence and self-worth, leaving you reliant on the individual who is gaslighting you. The gaslighting victim eventually begins to question their mental stability.
Although it frequently happens in dominating friendships or among family members, gaslighting mostly happens in love relationships.
These kinds of emotional abuse are used by toxic people to control others and influence friends, family members, and occasionally even coworkers.