How To Defend Yourself Against Gaslighting

By M-Power

One of our viewers recently asked, “Dr. Paul, how do you defend yourself against gaslighting?” I didn’t even know what that was to start with. I’ll define it for you and give you some clear steps so that you don’t get stuck. The term gas lighting comes from a movie that was created back in the 40’s where a man was manipulating this woman in some very subtle psychological ways. Every time that he did certain things, he would adjust the intensity of the gaslights. So that’s where the term comes from. Gaslighting is a form of psychological manipulation where the perpetrator of the manipulation is trying to get the other person to feel like they are crazy or to doubt their own sanity or judgment or perceptions. Sounds fun, right? It’s not fun. When you are on the receiving end of the gaslighting, you start to wonder if you…

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