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Talking Brains Episode 15: What to Do When Your Boss is a Gaslighter

By |2019-06-03T16:40:39-04:00June 3rd, 2019|Categories: Gaslighting, Narcissism, Psychology, Talking Brains|Tags: , , , |

Talking Brains Podcast: What should you do when your boss is a narcissist or sociopath? How should you cope when your boss continually harasses you and sabotages your work? Learn the answers to these questions, and discover how to protect yourself. Stephanie Sarkis PhD is the host of Talking Brains and the author of Gaslighting: How [...]

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Talking Brains Episode 13: Gaslighters & Gift-Giving

By |2019-06-03T16:29:10-04:00June 3rd, 2019|Categories: Gaslighting, Holidays, Narcissism, Psychology, Talking Brains|Tags: , , , |

Talking Brains Podcast: a conversation about gift-giving and gaslighters. Gaslighters are terrible at giving gifts....and they can be equally as terrible at receiving them. What do you say when you get stung by the gaslighter over a gift? Dr. Stephanie Sarkis is the host of Talking Brains and the author of Gaslighting: How to Recognize Manipulative [...]

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Beware of Narcissists Around Your Pet

By |2018-09-29T13:25:11-04:00June 30th, 2017|Categories: Animals, Gaslighting, Narcissism|Tags: , , |

Beware of Narcissists Around Your Pet Narcissists can be harmful to your pet.  Watch for the following signs, in order to protect you and your pet. 1. Narcissists will use the pet as a manipulation tactic. If you talk about leaving, they will tell you that you will never see your pet again.  Or if you [...]

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Why Gaslighters Accuse You of Gaslighting

By |2018-09-28T20:04:19-04:00February 14th, 2017|Categories: Conflict, Current Events, Gaslighting, Narcissism, Personality, Relationships|Tags: , , , , , , |

Gaslighters, people who try to control others through manipulation, will often accuse you of behaviors that they are engaged in themselves. This is a classic manipulation tactic. Read more to learn why this tactic works so well. In the article Gaslighting: Know It and Identify It to Protect Yourself, I described gaslighting as a series of manipulation tactics used to discredit you, keep you off-balance, [...]

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Are Gaslighters Aware of What They Do?

By |2017-02-14T10:19:08-04:00February 6th, 2017|Categories: Conflict, Current Events, Dating, Gaslighting, Marriage, Narcissism, Personality, Politics, Relationships, Work|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

After the posting on my article Gaslighting: Know It to Identify It and Protect Yourself, I’ve received emails asking whether people who are gaslighting know that they are doing it.  As I mentioned in the article, gaslighting is a pattern of manipulation tactics used by abusers, narcissists, dictators, and cult leaders in order to gain control over a [...]

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Gaslighting: Know It, Identify It, and Protect Yourself

By |2017-05-25T12:56:05-04:00January 22nd, 2017|Categories: Conflict, Current Events, Dating, Gaslighting, Marriage, Narcissism, Politics, Relationships, Work|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Gaslighting is a tactic in which a person or entity, in order to gain more power, makes a victim question their reality. It works much better than you may think. Anyone is susceptible to gaslighting, and it is a common technique of abusers, dictators, narcissists, and cult leaders. It is done slowly, so the victim doesn't [...]

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7 Ways to Cope With Narcissists at Work

By |2018-09-29T13:26:12-04:00January 22nd, 2017|Categories: Gaslighting, Narcissism, Work|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

You know the narcissist at your workplace. He or she is the one that: Takes credit for your hard work Gives you backhanded compliments Ridicules you in front of your coworkers Blames everything on you Knows your weak spot and exploits it Actively tries to get you demoted or fired Lies to get ahead Seems to compete with everyone to [...]

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12 Pitfalls of Gift-Giving with a Narcissist

By |2018-09-29T13:26:27-04:00December 19th, 2016|Categories: Gaslighting, Holidays, Narcissism|Tags: , , , , , , |

So it's time to exchange gifts with the narcissist in your life.  First, accept two things: 1. The narcissist will never be happy with your gift.  2. This will never change. Here are the common scenarios you will encounter when exchanging gifts with a narcissist: 1. The narcissist tells you that you didn't give them a nice enough [...]

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How to Leave a Narcissist for Good

By |2018-09-29T13:26:36-04:00June 17th, 2016|Categories: Gaslighting, Narcissism, Psychology, Relationships, Research|Tags: , , , , , , |

New Psychology Today post, "How to Leave a Narcissist for Good". You've decided you just can't live with the suffering and mental torment of being in a relationship with a narcissist. Leaving a narcissist is one of the toughest things you'll ever do. Here's how to get out with your sanity intact. Continue reading...

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10 Tips for Co-Parenting with a Narcissist

By |2018-09-29T13:26:47-04:00January 11th, 2016|Categories: Gaslighting, Narcissism, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , |

After posting Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 on signs you are in a relationship with a narcissist and what to do about it, I received emails and comments asking what to do when you have children with a narcissist. While walking away from a narcissist is difficult enough, it is even more of a [...]

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