viii, 261 pages ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-248) and index.
"Gaslighting is a technique of manipulating others to gain control, often practiced by those with personality disorders (including Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Antisocial Personality Disorder, and Borderline Personality Disorder). Whether it's a spouse, parent, coworker, or friend, gaslighters use a series of manipulation and distraction tactics to distort the truth--from lying, controlling, withholding, triangulation, and more--making their victims question their own reality. Dr. Sarkis delves into the psychology behind the phenomenon, devoting chapters to specific scenarios, such as gaslighting in dating, in relationships, at work, and in families. With warning signs and examples of the destructive consequences along with practical tips and strategies, Gaslighting will help anyone trapped in a manipulative relationship to break free and heal from this toxic behavior."--Amazon.com.
Is it me, or is it you making me think it's me? Portrait of a gaslighter -- Love-bombed, hoovered, devalued, and discarded: Gaslighting in intimate relationships -- Passionate, confident-and out for control: how to avoid falling for a gaslighter in the first place -- Saboteurs, harassers, off-loaders, and thunder stealers: gaslighters in the workplace -- You, too: sexual harassment, violence, domestic abuse, and gaslighters -- Mad for power: gaslighters in politics, society, and social media -- Beware the man behind the curtain: false messiahs, extremist groups, closed communities, cults, and Gaslighting -- The ones who really get under your skin: gaslighters in your family -- With frenemies like these: Gaslighting in friendships -- Your ex, your kids, your ex's new spouse, your new spouse's ex: Gaslighting in divorce and coparenting -- Who, me? What to do when you are the gaslighter -- Getting free: counseling and other ways to get help.