"You’re so sensitive. You’re so emotional. You’re defensive. - TopicsExpress


"You’re so sensitive. You’re so emotional. You’re defensive. You’re overreacting. Calm down. Relax. Stop freaking out! You’re crazy! I was just joking, don’t you have a sense of humor? You’re so dramatic. Just get over it already! SOUND FAMILIAR? If you’re a woman, it probably does. Welcome to a helpful term to identify these reactions: gaslighting. Gaslighting is a term, often used by mental health professionals, to describe manipulative behavior used to confuse people into thinking their reactions are so far off base that they’re crazy......Those who engage in gaslighting create a reaction—whether it’s anger, frustration, sadness—in the person they are dealing with. Then, when that person reacts, the gaslighter makes them feel uncomfortable and insecure by behaving as if their feelings aren’t rational or normal." Very interesting article.....
Posted on: Thu, 11 Jul 2013 01:33:08 +0000

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