How gaslighters emotionally manipulate, traumatize, and exploit victims.


  • Gaslighting is a form of manipulation that causes someone to lose their sense of perception and self-worth.
  • At its worst, gaslighting can reach the level of mind control and psychological abuse.
  • Gaslighting tactics include creating a negative narrative about the gaslightee and an unequal power dynamic.

Gaslighting is a form of persistent manipulation and brainwashing that causes the victim to doubt her or himself, and ultimately lose her or his own sense of perception, identity, and self-worth. The term is derived from the 1944 film Gaslight, in which a husband tries to convince his wife that she’s insane by causing her to question herself and her reality.

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