20 Mar 90 Is Someone Gaslighting You?
I got a request to do an episode about gaslighting, and I wanted to do it because it’s a term I’ve been hearing a lot lately. Gaslighting is an intense form of emotional abuse, and it can make victims feel crazy! So today on the show I’m explaining what gaslighting is and telling you the signs that someone is gaslighting you.
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“Gaslighting does not require deliberate plotting, it only requires a belief that it is acceptable to overwrite another person’s reality.” – Terri Cole
- Where the term came from
- What is gaslighting?
- The characteristics of someone who gaslights
- The difference between manipulation and gaslighting
- What is glamor gaslighting
- How gaslighters always transform into the victim
- Why abusers may use multiple abusive behaviors
- What are the signs that you’re being gaslighted
- How to understand your blueprint of abuse
“You isolate yourself – they’re doing it by making you crazy but you’re also doing it because you don’t want to reveal the shame.” – Terri Cole
Signs That You’re Being Gaslighted:
- You second guess yourself
- You wonder if you’re too sensitive or jealous
- You feel confused often
- You start lying or covering up when there’s no need to do so
- You’re constantly on alert
- You try to predict what’s going to happen
- You cover up and hide from family and friends
- You apologize even when it’s not your fault
- You defend yourself against ridiculous accusations
- You wonder if you are going crazy
“The last symptom is that you sometimes wonder if you are going crazy, because that’s kind of the whole point of this abusive tactic.” – Terri Cole
- Watch the film The Girl on the Train
- Read Adult Children of Alcoholics by Janet Woititz
- Join the Real Love Revolution!
“It really does erode your confidence and your ability to believe in your own interpretation of events.” – Terri Cole