intense and confusing emotional situation, my brain fills in the missing pieces so that the full narrative makes sense while I search for more evidence.
The “truth” is then argued and reinforced through rumination. More times than not, the analysis becomes the story. This is the perfect storm for gaslighting.Gaslighting is the act of manipulating someone by forcing them to question their thoughts, memories, and the events occurring around them, wherein the victim may be pushed so far that they question their own sanity.
These situations usually involve confusion, insecurity, and forced accountability.In my experience, the true damage of gaslighting is long term.Read more on additudemag.com