How to Spot the Hidden Signs Someone Is Gaslighting

Learn the hidden signs someone is gaslighting.

  • “That never happened.”
  • “You’re too sensitive.”
  • “You’re overreacting.”
  • “It was just a joke.”

Gaslighting. It’s a term you’ve probably heard before, but the signs can be confusing. In this video, Dr. Ramani Durvasula and MedCircle host Kyle Kittleson discuss…

  • What is gaslighting?
  • What does gaslighting behavior look like?
  • Why do narcissists gaslight / what is the goal of a narcissist when they gaslight?
  • What are the 3 signs someone is gaslighting?
  • What is deflection?
  • What impact does this type of emotional manipulation have on someone’s mental health?
  • What should someone do if they are experiencing this type of narcissistic abuse?
  • What SHOULDN’T someone do when they are experiencing gaslighting?
  • Why don’t narcissists like getting caught?
  • What is the #1 surefire sign that you are being gaslighted?

The #1 Way To Identify A Narcissist

Narcissists don’t have a sign on them saying: “Hey, look, I’m a narcissist!” In fact, at times they can seem reasonable and approachable, at least for a while. Psychotherapist Dr. Les Carter identifies the most accurate way to determine if you are indeed engaging with a narcissist. Once you know what to watch for, you can proactively determine the best path to proceed.

The 7 Most Common Lies of a Narcissist

  1. Military Service: seek to use respect people have for the military to impress
  2. Deep Religious or Spiritual Beliefs: like power and authority –
  3. Advanced Degrees / Entrepreneur / Successful: so image driven.  Stories of how they lost out
  4. Cheating: portray themselves as best father.  On Facebook.  “Me thinks thou does protest too much”
    1. Sex is a big weapon for narcissists and how they suck people in
    2. Project what they are thinking or doing onto you. If they are thinking of cheating, or cheating they accuse you and become hypersensitive.
    3. If a narcissist has dreams or talks about that you are going to die, you need to leave immediately.
  5. Taking credit for other people’s ideas or taking credit for other’s actions
  6. Outlandish stories
  7. Money: exaggerate their success. Misrepresent their financial status.