Recognize Signs of Gaslighting
Have you ever had someone question your reality when even the truth was observable and obvious?
This is likely an example of gaslighting where someone else denies the truth and tries to instill doubt in you.
In these moments, it’s useful to recognize this tactic for what it is, manipulative and abusive, and take time to come back home to your internal compass.
Gaslighting is a form of abuse and manipulation that makes you question your reality.
They deny saying or doing something even when you have proof.
They accuse you of doing things that you know they themselves have done.
They turn others against you to take away your support systems.
You constantly feel like you have to defend your reality.
Your trust in yourself and your intuition erodes.
In these moments, come back home to your internal compass.
Give yourself some space and time to assess how or if to respond.