Category Archives: gaslighting

Resisting the Urge to Expose a Covert Abuser

The urge to expose your covert abuser is natural. But it’s frought with danger and can lead to even greater depression.

How Some Impression Managers Gaslight

Many abusive relationship survivors are at their wits end trying to understand why others are still so positively swayed by the person who treated them so heartlessly. It’s a scenario that produces an intense gaslighting experience.

The Lying and Deception Spectrum

For some disturbed characters “thinking makes it so.” In other words, reality or truth is what they say it is.

Drs Carter and Simon Discuss All Things Narcissism

During a remarkable interview, Dr. Carter and I sometimes use different terms, but we describe the same realities – perspectives that differ considerably from those taught during our professional training but which both experience and abundant recent research soundly validate.

Manipulation Tactics and Gaslighting

Manipulation tactics and gaslighting go hand in hand. In fact, it’s a manipulator’s astute use of tactics that induces the gaslighting effect.

Looking Good Vs. Being Good: Impression Management 101

Personal empowerment is largely about appreciating how different looking good is from being good. It’s also about recognizing and understanding the wide spectrum of character disturbance we experience these days and how to deal with it.

Manipulation and Gaslighting Early Research

In Sheep’s Clothing lifted the veil on covert personalities, their manipulation tactics, and gaslighting. Now the task is to create a less character-impaired world.

The Crazy Making Behaviors of Disturbed Characters

Recognizing manipulation tactics when you encounter them, and responding appropriately is key to both sanity and personal empowerment.

Emotional Romeos Are Masters of Seduction

Emotional Romeos are masters of seduction. They can sweep you off your feet at first, but they’ll inevitably bring you pain and heartache.

Understanding Subtle Manipulation

Subtle manipulation almost always causes gaslighting – the crazy-making feeling I first described in the opening pages of my landmark first book, In Sheep’s Clothing. And you suffer this effect because of how long it takes to validate what you suspect is the truth about your manipulator.