Gaslighting is a form of psychological manipulation in which a person or a group covertly sows seeds of doubt in a targeted individual, making them question their own memory, perception, or judgment, often evoking in them cognitive dissonance and other changes such as low self-esteem. Wikipedia
“It’s not always just the heart. Sometimes your mind breaks as well.”
Are you second guessing your sanity?
Why are YOU second guessing your sanity? You are tired, confused and disorientated and, on top of it all, you are feeling scared. You know something is off, but you do not know what or why.
You are constantly and unfairly judged. No matter what you try, you are made to believe it is wrong.
Are you under the impression that you are forgetting details of past events and feel psychologically powerless as a result? Your recollection is brilliantly distorted from all angles.
Any situation is used and manipulated with clever rationalization; accusing you of all sorts of deeds and ideas that have nothing to do with the original situation.
You begin to not trust yourself? You feel guilty. It is hard to make decisions under these circumstances. You feel as if you are overreacting, being misunderstood and that black dog of depression comes and sits next to you. You wonder; am I too sensitive. You apologize for what you do and for who you are. “I’m sorry.”
Through passive aggressiveness, the emotional climate in your group is kept on tender hooks and stressed.
You stop expressing your emotions, being yourself and you are silent. You are prevented from being spontaneous. Every move is questioned. You begin to believe that you are just not good enough. In other words you are inadequate. What is the use of retaliating – it is just not worth the effort. You are not heard and if you are your ideas are regarded as wrong.
No matter what you say – your words are twisted and your motives are contrived to be malicious and dark. You lose your personality and zest for life.
You are setting yourself on fire to keep someone else warm. You are dancing to someone else’s rules. It is not making you happy.
People who feel the need to control others, have little control over themselves.
Deep down you know WHAT is the crux of what is wrong. It is not who you are – it is how you are being manipulated.
THERE COMES A TIME – TO STOP REMEMBERING YOUR MISTAKES. MOVE ON.
NO REGRETS IN LIFE – JUST LESSONS.
STAY ROOTED IN YOUR OWN CORE VALUES, INTEGRITY AND AUTHENTICITY.