Interesting, I had never heard of this before. I actually feel guilty having read it and will be apologising to Mrs Neve tonight!
My own discovery aside, this is a very interesting piece if you think it through from a work environment point of view. How many times do we finally make a decision based on how others make us feel instead of what we actually feel. Simple thoughts like:
1. I love my job but...
2. I get on with everyone if only "insert name" wasn't so.....
You get my point, have a read and maybe change your mindset today.
Good luck and happy holidays
The term “gaslighting” comes from a 1938 stage play called Gaslight, in which a husband attempts to drive his wife crazy by dimming the lights in their home (which were powered by gas), then denies that the lights change when the wife asks him about them. Once an abusive partner has used gaslighting to break down the victim’s ability to trust his or her own perceptions and beliefs, the victim is more likely to stay in the abusive relationship, because he or she no longer believes it’s possible to survive without the abuser.