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How the Queen’s Statement on Harry and Meghan is an Example of ‘Polite Gaslighting’

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Have you ever walked away from what seemed like a friendly conversation on the surface, but the more you think about the exchange, you feel invalidated or put down by the person’s comments?

Chances are, you’ve experienced “polite gaslighting.” Polite gaslighting is so subtle, it often goes undetected. It can be in the form of small digs in casual comments that shape one’s perception.

It’s often a passive-aggressive form of manipulation, designed to discredit or invalidate someone’s experience. Gaslighting in any form makes people doubt their own perceptions.

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