Tactics of Manipulative Communication

Tactics of Manipulative Communication, examined with real examples Gaslighting Definition (per Vox) Gaslighting refers to the act of undermining another person’s reality by denying facts, the environment around them, or their feelings. The term originated from a 1938 play titled Gas Light, where a husband manipulates his wife into rejecting her own perceptions of reality in order to commit her to a mental institution. Example After turning down a request for unpaid work for a for-profit company, explaining I was only taking paid opportunities right now, I received an email from the founder: “That is unfortunate. It’s not really a question of budget, but more a question of aligning everybody’

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