Gaslighting   Leave a comment

Gaslighting is a technique of twisting and spinning information with the intent of making victims doubt their own perceptions and reality.

The term derives from a 1938 play, later adapted to the film Gas Light released in 1940 and 1944. The plot involves the psychological manipulation by a husband who attempts to convince his wife that she is insane. He manipulates aspects of their environment, and then insists that she is mistaken or delusional. The film title refers to his dimming the gas lights in the house, but the husband insists his wife just imagined the change.

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