Dr. Hairston believes gaslighters often use this to evade accountability. The victim doubts their judgment, sanity, and reality.
Gaslighters use general terms like “everyone thinks there’s something wrong with you” or “all our friends know you have problems."
Sarkis calls covert gaslighting telling a victim something never happened or happened differently. It produces confusion and self-doubt.
Sarkis calls gaslighting a sneaky, passive-aggressive method of doubting your memory or truth. Saying something didn't happen minimizes someone's sentiments.
Gaslighting often involves discrediting someone's perspective, experience, trustworthiness, or intellect.
Gaslighters may exploit their partner's love to justify their terrible conduct in romantic relationships.
Sarkis calls absoluteisms "red flags" of gaslighting. Victims feel that their judgment is biased when accused of overreacting.
This comment is aimed to devalue someone and isolate them from others, making them more reliant on the gaslighter.
Douglas thinks that saying a victim is insane or overreacting diminishes their intellect, emotions, and credibility.
Gaslighters say this to avoid harsh remarks. To normalize, they may joke about painful situations. This sentence may make you question your responses and views.
Manipulators blame others for marital issues to avoid responsibility themselves. Gaslighters may claim, "You have no idea how to manage money," Sarkis explains. We owe you.”
Gaslighters may accuse their victims of intentionally provocation and then blame them when they become furious.
The American Sociological Review reported a lady whose spouse stole her money and then accused her of being "careless" with it.