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Gaslighting: You Need To Understand This Sophisticated Manipulation Tactic

There has been a rising public interest in the methods employed by certain personality types to manipulate the people around them. People are rightly afraid that there might be someone in their life secretly controlling their decisions.

There are many manipulation techniques and are utilized most often by psychopaths, psychopaths, narcissists, and other anti-social, aggressive personalities.

The tricky and consistently fake social projections these types hide behind make them very hard to identify. Constant vigilance and a questioning attitude can be tiring but it is necessary.

Gaslighting is one of the scarier ways that someone can control another. In it the manipulator seeks to dissolve the victim's faith in their own judgements and perceptions.

When successful the victim doesn't trust their own opinion or perspective. It comes from a 1930's film 'Gaslight'.

In the film a husband attempts to drive his wife insane by subtly changing her environment and claiming that nothing is wrong or changed.

This can be done in several ways. In one method, a person can state a lie or opposing view so assertively that the other person doubts their original thought.

If confronted about the discrepancies seen the scheming party can upset the victim through self righteous indignation.

The misbalance of information coupled with the guilt of accusing or offending the manipulator can be enough to convince the victim of the lies validity.

The trickster can subtly tweak the minute details of information or past events so everything seems correct.

They change just enough details so it serves their purpose, leaving enough valid information as to be hard to spot.

Gaslighting is often paired with emotional manipulation such as shaming and guilt.

These personality types need to have advantages over the people around them to feel powerful and in control.

Without an advantage they feel extremely weak and uncomfortable. They will do anything in order to disadvantage whoever they can.

The reasons behind this deceit varies from person to person.

The end goal of these distortions are again varied and specific to the person. It stands to reason though that a person capable of justify the control of another person is out only for this best interests.

Through gaslighting a person can be led to loose their individuality and personal strength. Once they can't believe what they think or feel, they are completely at the mercy of their attacker.

They will believe whatever their master says and do what they order.

Uplifting

Twins Born Just Minutes Apart End Up Born in Two Different Years

It's as confusing as it sounds

You probably are confused by the title of this story but we assure you, you read it right. This is the story of how two twins who were born just moments apart ended up in two different years. It happens quite often actually and you'll understand once we reveal how. Ot's just a question of timing, much of which is outside anyone's control.

If you've already figured it out, then you likely have a great perspective. If you're still confused, don't worry, we're about to explain everything. And no, there's no time travel involved.

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Just A Matter Of Minutes

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Perhaps the most interesting factor in life is that all it takes for a drastic life change is just a moment. This can be good or bad. In a moment you can lose everything, say the wrong thing, or trip and fall into a lifetime injury. But at the same time, our whole identity is created in moments, such as the moment of your first kiss, the last time you see someone you loved, or the moment you hold your newborn baby for the first time.

This set of twins was born within just minutes of each other. However despite being twins they were born on different days, different months, and even different years.

Did The Hospital Make A Mistake?

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Now it's easy to wonder: "how could this even happen?" Maybe in the heat of the moment, a staff member accidentally wrote the wrong date on the birth certificate or the system made an error.

But the situation was much simpler. What happened was that parents Fatima Madrigal and Robert Trujillo of Greenfield welcomed a son named Alfredo into the world on New Year’s Eve at 11:45 p.m, their local time. Now that part makes sense. What makes this story interesting is that exactly fifteen minutes later, another baby pushed out and the couple welcomed Alfredo’s twin sister Aylin. This put the time of her birth to be on New Year’s Day, a whole day, month, and year ahead of her brother's. Now he can always claim to be the oldest and no one can argue against it.

The Magic of A Unique Birth

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Thankfully both babies came out healthy, despite the complications that the birth of twins can sometimes face. Aylin was welcomed into the world at 5 lbs., 14 oz., while her big brother, Alfredo weighed 6 lbs., 1 oz. Even their parents were amazed that their children now had different years on their birth certificates. The mother explained: "It's crazy to me that they are twins and have different birthdays."

Although this might not be the first time this happens, twins with different birthdays are rare, and the chance of twins being born in different years is about one in 2 million. These babies defied the odds from the moment they came into the world, now they can take that with them for the rest of their lives.

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Imagine The Birthday Parties

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Dr. Ana Abril Arias, who oversaw the delivery said that it was certainly one of the most memorable deliveries of their career. It's interesting thinking about how the twins will lead their lives after they've made such a remarkable entrance.

Twins often feel like they are in competition with one another, in an attempt to build their own identity and feel unique. Now they can have birthday parties a day apart and really feel like, despite their connection as twins, they're both still unique individuals.

Twins Make For Only 3% Of American Births

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are typically 120,000 twin births every year in the United States. The births make up just over 3 percent of all births, however, which is a considerably small percentage. Their uniqueness allows them to tap into abilities that help them form really strong bonds. They sometimes can even tap into abilities that the average person can't access. For instance, 40% of twins invent their own languages, some even say that they can almost read each other's minds. This could be due to the fact that twins start interacting in the womb at 14 weeks.

However, they also hold their differences. In fact, Identical twins have different fingerprints and twins can even have completely different skin tones.

Stranger Things Can Happen

The year is just beginning and yet newborn babies made headlines within seconds of coming into this world. It puts into perspective how quickly someone's existence can make an impact, and how simple that impact can be. This year, ask yourself how you can make your mark, and watch its ripple effects.

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