Psy-22 Gaslighting
GASLIGHTING (here) Gaslighting refers to denying a person his reality by trying to make him or her feel crazy or that the problems are all his or her fault. It goes beyond the times when such accusations might be true to a level of ongoing deceit, mind games and evasion. The victim cannot nail the perpetrator down to get real with him or her. We usually think of gaslighting between two direct contacts, but we need to consider third party involvement in some cases. The third party can be known and seen, or unknown and unseen. An example of the first would be a mother-in law who gives advice to a son who is the victim’s husband. Another example would be someone at work whose religious or culture creates tendencies to want to control another’s family’s son or daughter. An example of the latter would be a Mexican mafia listening in to family conversations through Verizon-Tracfone, and uses remote influencing. Another is an invisible network of religionists who would like to control a member of a household who has shown signs of not liking the religion. However a person becomes a victim, it can run into the gambit of gangstalking, in other words, in which the victimization is played out against a target by a network of people.
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