Have you ever heard of ‘gaslighting’ before? The term began to show up in mainstream media channels mostly in hopes of informing people of this toxic behavior so that they could recognize when it’s happening to them.
And there’s a good chance that it’s happened to you without you even realizing it.
Gaslighting is when a person behaves poorly, doing things that upset or irritate or trick another person into thinking that the reality they are perceiving is false.
The whole point of gaslighting is to make the other person feel as though they are going crazy; so crazy that they start to lose confidence in their cognitive awareness and ability to think independently.
It’s important to know when it’s being done to you and when it’s being done to others; here are five warning signs to pay attention to:
When a person has been gaslighted enough, they’ll constantly be in a state of apology because they feel as though everything they do is wrong.
This is because the gaslighter always puts the blame on the victim, never taking ownership of any problems. Victims of gaslighting will often apologize for things they’ve never done or are not currently doing.
They struggle to make decisions