Gaslighting at work
Posted on 25th January 2018 at 18:19
How to turn out the gaslight
You might not have heard of ‘gaslighting’ but you could have seen it happening to someone or experienced it yourself.
Gaslighting is a power game that you don’t know you’re playing. Its purpose is to manipulate you by making you question yourself and lose confidence. When the gaslighter is in a position of power, such as a supervisor or manager at work, it must be taken very seriously.
To counteract the effects of gaslighting you need to know what to look for and have confidence to put yourself beyond the reach of the gaslighter. That’s not easy to do when their sole purpose is to undermine you, to lower your self esteem, to bully you.