8 Examples of What Gaslighting Sounds Like



Here’s a post about 8 Examples of What Gaslighting Sounds Like, which I feel many of us can relate to

Do note, this post contains some very specific examples of verbal and psychological abuse, which unfortunately are quite common in society.⁠

Specifically, examples of gaslighting which is very much a form of abuse.⁠

As I’ve written about before, the contemporary usage of the word has been distorted by folks throwing it around at every possible opportunity and of course meeting incessantly about the topic.⁠

One of the issues that this causes is the actual victims of gaslighting. often don’t know they are being gaslit.

Whereas these are actual examples of gaslighting and the gaslighting styles that they represent such as withholding, denial, blame-shifting, stereotyping, trivializing, and so on. ⁠

8 Examples of What Gaslighting Sounds Like

1. Diversion:

Are you even sure about this? We all know you have a bad memory. Remember that time when you got things wrong?

2. Countering:

No, that didn’t happen. You’re just crazy. What really happened was (invents new scenario out of thin air).

3. Blame-shifting:

So what if you have proof? It means nothing because you didn’t consider my side and my feelings. You’re the bad guy here!

4. Trivializing:

Why are you so concerned about it? It’s such a small thing. Stop being so dramatic and deal with it.

5. Denial:

Even if that’s true, the fact is that I forgot. What else do you want from me? I don’t have a perfect memory, I’m only human.

6. Withholding:

No, I know you’re just trying to confuse me and everyone else. Stop lying, we all know why you’re doing this, so just stop talking.

7. Discrediting:

The gaslighter talking to your friends: (Your name) is such a liar, here are all the horrible things they’ve done to me. Don’t believe anything they say.

8. Stereotyping:

You know, she’s a woman and you know how women can be. Sometimes she gets a little bit emotional and irrational.

8 Examples of What Gaslighting Sounds Like
8 Examples of What Gaslighting Sounds Like


Do note that gaslighting isn’t simply lying. it’s a form of psychological abuse used by someone in order to discredit and disempower you so they can use you.

Gaslighting is real and no, you aren’t ‘crazy’ and no, it’s not ‘all in your head.’ If you are being gaslit, the best advice is to find a way to get as far away from them as possible and cut off as much contact as you possibly can.


So in This Post, 8 Examples of What Gaslighting Sounds Like. What other points can you think of/have experienced? Let me know in the comments.

If you found this helpful or feel free to share your experience if you can relate to these points and if you are comfortable share

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