Wednesday, May 2, 2018

What is Gaslighting?

When someone manipulates you into questioning your own reality, feelings, and/or actions which in turn makes you doubt about your own sanity. 

Ariel Leve grew up in an environment where gaslighting was the norm, so she developed personality traits that would help her cope with such a caregiver. 

What she never stopped doing was to remain defiant. Whenever her mother told her that whatever she was saying was not real, or didn't happen she'd hold her ground and confront her. She recalls this defense mechanism as key to remain sane.

I'm going to be reviewing all the tactics I know of that emotional manipulators and pathological personalities use in order to control their prey/victim.

I don't like to use the term "victim" because I feel like it entails a no-hope aspect to it. Nevertheless, going through this puts you in such a place. 

However, by learning the tactics toxic people use in order to fulfill their psychological needs, a victim can thrive.

More on this in today's video!

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