6 Types of Gaslighting To Beware Of

6 Types of Gaslighting To Beware Of

Gaslighting is a type of psychological abuse that can make others feel crazy or surreal experiences. This can be detrimental to the health of others. Gaslighting can be a weapon used by many for psychological manipulation. After all, if you can’t believe yourself, who can you believe?

To help you stay safe from gaslighting and manipulation, here’s 6 types of gaslighting to be aware of. Awareness is key!

Disclaimer: But please do note, if you can relate to any of these signs, please do not take this feedback as an attack on your character. We here at Psych2Go believe that there is room for growth and improvement for everyone, and we wish to spread awareness about potentially harmful behavior in relation to gaslighting for this article.

We also made a video on the common phases used by people who may just be gaslighting you and manipulate you into doing something they want: https://youtu.be/wEPhEgW5lt4

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