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Gaslighting is far more subtle that “You are mentally ill, you need to be locked up in an asylum.” although abusers will use that too.

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#coercivecontrol
#gaslighting
#manipulation
#mindgames
Gaslighting is:

No , I didn’t say that, you must be mistaken. I would NEVER say that. Tell me when I have EVER said that.
Gaslighting is:

Yes you said that, I heard the words come out of your mouth. I can’t believe you can’t remember that you said that.
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Thread με αφορμή την #Πατεντα_Τσιπρα και το πως διαχειρίζεται η ομάδα της ΝΔ τα πράγματα σχετικά με το θεμα.
Πιστεύω είναι μια καλή ευκαιρία να μιλήσουμε για το #gaslighting που μπορεί να επηρεάζει ακόμα και τις προσωπικές σας σχέσεις.
Το Gaslighting είναι μια μέθοδος ψυχολογικής χειραγώγησης της οποίας στόχος είναι η σπορά αμφιβολιών εντός ατόμων ή ομάδων ατόμων, έτσι ώστε να μην είναι βέβαια για την ίδια τους την μνήμη, αντίληψη, και λογική.
Χρησιμοποιώντας συνεχή άρνηση, παραπλάνηση, αντιφάσεις, και ψεύδη, προσπαθεί να αποσταθεροποιήσει το θύμα και να απαξιώσει τις πεποιθήσεις του.
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"You know who's not canceled? The endless parade of conservative pundits and politicians complaining about 'cancel culture.' You know who is canceled? George Floyd is canceled." Turn off the gaslight. #ConservativeCancelCulture is real. 1/12
salon.com/2021/05/01/con…
"Cancel culture" is a meaningless term, @mmfa editor @ParkerMolloy writes. But "For conservatives, that meaninglessness is a feature, not a bug," I note. "Those words mean whatever a right-wing accuser needs them to mean in the moment": 2/12
mediamatters.org/fox-news/woke-…
But there are two constraints on what "cancel culture" means: that it's new & comes only from the left. The truth is exactly the opposite: #ConservativeCancelCulture #gaslighting 3/12
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People that have issues with #manipulation and #gaslighting, particularly my #ActuallyAutistic/ND peeps:
I HIGHLY recommend researching Game Theory. The free trial on The Great Courses is definitely worth it. If anyone can recommend good books/audiobooks, please mention below.
A big issue that I know I personally faced was being unaware of the idea that *not everyone uses the same type of points systems.*

Not being aware of this can make us extremely vulnerable to various abuses.
If your point system is for things like “personal freedom, honesty, integrity, helping others”...you can have a lot of issues if you encounter someone with a harmful point system of things like “control, manipulation, seeing others suffer.”
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So much of the progress of #MentalHealthAwareness gets cancelled out by the culture of #ToxicPositivity. More than many people realize.

Your “just take it, and work harder” memes aren’t helping, or “inspirational.”

They’re #gaslighting.
Not only that, but for those that have been traumatized, you are often literally *promoting* an unhealthy type of trauma response known as fawning - which is FANTASTIC for predators, especially in toxic workplace situations.
The fawn response - BOLSTERED by the toxic positivity movement - tells you “well everyone has job issues...if you just stay quiet & keep working HARDER, the people abusing/bullying/excluding/threatening you will notice your hard work, and stop.”
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#Thread

A-Z of autism from a personal autistic perspective

‘G’s (from gatekeeping to gratitude).

#AutismAcceptanceMonth
#AutismAcceptance
#AutisticPride

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I completed a research questionnaire the other day about my experience of autism assessment and post diagnostic support.

Two years on, it was interesting to look back on what got me through the process.

I was supposed to seek referral via my GP, but I hadn’t the energy.

2/
For those of us who weren’t recognised as being autistic when we were younger, it’s often some kind of life crisis that generates the impetus to seek autism assessment.

But ironically, just when we need to be able to articulate our difficulties, we may struggle to do so.

3/
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🚨"We’ve created a persuasion machine that allows conservatives to reach, engage and move people to action like never before. Now is the time to expand and capitalize on this machine, setting the political playing field in advance of the 2022 election.”
washingtonpost.com/politics/repub…
Titled “Reclaiming the Public Narrative,” the solicitation argues that the left, because of its clout within cultural institutions, has more access to centrist voters while the right is stuck “within its own echo chamber.”

@dccc
It says the group will collect personal data gathered from petitions and other online tools to target voters using “language consumed by those in the persuadable middle.”

@DNC no time to let our guard down folks
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On my way home from work tonight I listened to the latest #PressBriefing for the White House Press corps from the amazing, patient and brilliant @PressSec Jen Psaki.

Need I remind any one of them what they (and the American people) suffered under the 💩🤡s various 'Press Secs.'?
Here we have another instance of 2 Presidential administrations that are litrally... NIGHT🕳️and DAY🌞!
From the absurd (and initially comical) lies of Spicy Sean Spicer who's attempts at #Gaslighting were the first and most feeble...
Through the difficult to digest bullying and pointed sneers of the loverly @SarahHuckabee Sanders 🙃 ❗... to whom the Kid sent many a VAFFANCULO!

And all the while the cowed and bullied #WhiteHousePressCorps rolled over like a cowed dog!
#PressSec #PressBriefing #Gaslighting
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What is happening here is classic Republican #Gaslighting!
Crenshaw is denying he said that Biden is "not deporting" by splitting hairs about his exact words which were, "Biden has been 'telling migrants' we're not going to deport you."
It's bizarre really because...
... he's saying to @mehdirhasan "Don't put words in my mouth" while being (rightly) accused of putting words in Bidens mouth.

Think for a moment about the absurdity of his statement on #FoxNews! Who would believe that Joe Biden would WANT to create a difficult situation...
..for his administration at the border. It's a lie that doesn't stand up to logic. But remember, they don't care about logic.

What is so wily about their craft, #Gaslighting, is that it targets any hot button issue that touches people's fear buttons or outrage buttons.
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Hi #fundraisingtwitter. Some people seem confused as to why I, and may others, consider Mr. Ahern's comments and sessions offensive. I've had some genuine questions, so let me do my best to explain here.
Last month a conference called "Inspire Webinar Series" came out featuring a series of fundraising "legends". @_David_Lacey rightfully pointed out that 19 of the 22 panelists were white men. It was called out on Twitter and LinkedIn for being insulting.
Some speakers like @ToastFundraiser upon learning this stepped down. Instead of following suit, Tom Ahern wrote this post that included the words "In half a decade or less, the same worth of "listening-to" speakers won't be male or white." He also told everyone "F U" at the end
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Another ESSENTIAL listen from @gaslitnation.

The parallels with the UK - also reeling from forty years of #neoliberalism - are uncanny, & very concerning.

A Govt of corrupt millionaire bankers & lobbyists dividing voters & representing the interests of the grotesquely wealthy.
'We shouldn't have an economy & a democracy dependent on oligarchs being benevolent... countries that have strong social safety nets also have high levels of happiness, they have high levels of education (because university & HE are free), & they have low levels of corruption.'
'We need to push for greater equality & fairness in our economy, because it translates to greater equality & fairness in our democracy. America is a far-right country - we have our systems so skewed towards benefiting a minority slave-owning, property-owning class'.
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1/: Avicenna was a Persian scientist, who lived 1000 years ago. He put two lambs in separate cages, which had the same health conditions. But only one lamb could see a wolf that was put in a third cage. The observations were astounding. (h/t @farmer_student) ⬇️a thread⬇️
2/: Both lambs were provided with the same feed. Also, the weight was exactly the same when the experiment started. Several months later, the lamb with sight on the wolf became cranky, restless, weak, and showed a significant weight loss and signs of poor development.
3/: The lamb that was under chronic stress as it was placed in a situation of constant apparent danger died eventually. 🐑🪦 In fact, the wolf did not pose a danger at all, but this was beyond the lamb's perception.
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#Gaslighting is a form of psychological manipulation in which a person or a group sows seeds of doubt, making the #victims question their own perception or judgment.

Currently, this principle is applied to make us believe that we are living in a dangerous #pandemic. ⬇️a thread⬇️ Image
1/: One has to be honest - in the beginning, we could not have known. Information was scarce and hard to assess. What was striking, however, is that even though the data were very sparse, both the worldwide media and politicians suddenly spread panic.
2/: The beginning of the crisis was absurd. There was #event201, odd trips to China, and several fictional documents in the USA and Germany that were written years ago and predicted the current situation down to the last detail (i.e. required vaccinations).
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Have you seen this @Amazon image ad?

It should make you furious.

@Amazon is spending millions to quash a union.

They are giving money away while abusing employees and not providing a safe workplace.

#CarnagieSyndrome
#Gaslighting

1/6

Amazon, the new “plantation economy”dnews.com/opinion/his-vi…

3/6
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Quoting @SHomburg /translated,

„During #Gaslighting [often done by full blown narcissists], you are PERSUADED to lose reality until you believe it yourself.

The corona #Gaslighting with the "supervirus" no longer works:

[A leading politician] crashes in survey by -23%!
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Quoting @SHomburg /translated,

„Closely related to #Gaslighting is the #Asch experiment on peer pressure:
If everyone is talking the same nonsense, you'll end up believing it yourself -
EVEN IF ALL THE EVIDENCE SPEAKS AGAINST IT
See [4-min video]
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More on Asch conformity experiments
👇
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asch_conf…

@naomirwolf
@Adam_Creighton
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1/: The primary #victims of this crisis are #children, as demonstrated in a recent study (bit.ly/373297k). Although we know that children hardly display clinical symptoms and only play a minor role in spreading the virus, they are the ones who are deprived. ⬇️a thread⬇️
2/: The mentioned study is supported by a Chinese study that shows that #depressive symptoms and #anxiety symptoms were 43.7%, and 37.4%, respectively, among Chinese high school students during the COVID-19 outbreak. pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32363492/
3/: One factor that can explain this phenomenon is the increased domestic violence presented in a study by Campbell (2020). Campbell also states that “Brazil estimates domestic violence reports have jumped 40–50%”, even though restrictions are lower in 🇧🇷 .ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P…
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I've been reading around #gaslighting lately. For those new to the term, it's a type of manipulation where seeds of doubt are planted within a targeted individual or group, making them question their own memory, perception, or judgment.
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In 2018, @InsideCdnNurse invited me to write about reconciliation. Looking back with my current perspective, I've realized that what I actually wrote about were the effects of #gaslighting on the stories passed on to me by my father and grandparents.

canadian-nurse.com/en/articles/is…
2/17
@InsideCdnNurse I'll share a few quotes from the article because I don't think I can state it better years later than I could in 2018.
3/17
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As we all watch #disinformation and #propaganda attacks unfolding in real time, remember that knowledge is power -- understanding how these attacks work and what their goals are in order to fight them is key:

truthorfiction.com/how-to-fight-d…
Part I of our ongoing series deals with a model called "the firehose of falsehood," or simply "#firehosing":

truthorfiction.com/how-to-fight-d…
Part II covers #gaslighting, which may be helpful this week:

truthorfiction.com/how-to-fight-d…
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How to deal with being gaslit.

Identify that you're actually being gaslit: Before you take any action, be sure of what the situation is. Gaslighting is a continuous thing, not something that happens just when the person has a bad day.
"Read our previous posts on gaslighting"
Step away from the situation to calm down.
When you're being gaslit, it is normal for you to feel a range of strong emotions- anger, frustration, sadness, fear, worry, etc. But it is important that you don't let these emotions guide your reaction to them.
You want to deal with the situation in a rational manner. Step away for a while; do some breathing exercises, take a walk.
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Proud Boys heard Trump loud & clear: "The messages show the group repeatedly invoking President Trump’s rhetoric in the weeks leading to the Jan. 6 protest"—WSJ, after review of 1000s of posts on Parler, Telegram & Gab where the extremists rallied ppl to come to DC. #CapitolSiege
"On Parler, where the group’s official account had more than 340,000 followers before the platform went offline last week, Mr. Tarrio said…Proud Boys would be able to put a thousand “BOOTS ON THE GROUND” and "…in record numbers on Jan. 6.”
Flyer: POTUS WANTS YOU IN DC ON 1/06 Image
After Trump tweet to "be there, will be wild" about Jan. 6 rally, the Proud Boys Long Island chapter posted that Trump supporters have been “WAITING FOR THE GREEN LIGHT FROM THE PRESIDENT.”

“Everyone who said ‘Mr. President, just say when?’ He just did."

#TrumpTerroristCult Image
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Here's #WarpSpeed's Slaoui again #gaslighting.
No, it wasn't just 20M #COVID19 #vaccines doses "available" or "allocated."

Watch how Slaoui squirms when clips replayed of him, Azar, Trump all saying 20M vaccinated by end of 2020.

And then Slaoui goes on to lie again here.
#WarpSpeed's Slaoui Dec. 2: "We will be able to distribute enough vaccine to immunize 20 million people in the U.S. in December — that's 40 million doses."

They failed. They've not distributed those #COVID19 #vaccines doses.

It's Jan 5 & only 15.4M delivered/4.5 administered.
Does #WarpSpeed's Moncef Slaoui have any credibility left?

After Slaoui lies on national TV & then is confronted with clips of him stating he said 20M people vaccinated/immunized by end of 2020, he brushes it off with "So," & then lies again.

#COVID19 #vaccines
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Here's Alex Azar #gaslighting on #COVID19 #vaccines & also appearing to shoot down Slaoui $MRNA half-dose idea.

Azar/Slaoui vowed 40M doses - enough to vaccinate 20M - by end of 2020. #Christmas was always part of their schedule. They failed but want to make excuse after excuse.
How much confidence should Americans have when Alex Azar says he's surprised there haven't been more glitches with #COVID19 vaccinations & brushes off everything that's gone wrong as expected? Really?
spglobal.com/marketintellig… #vaccines $PFE $MRNA
The commitment was to have 40 million #COVID19 #vaccines doses - enough to vaccinate 20 million people -"distributed" by the end of 2020, not "available" as Azar is #gaslighting today & Slaoui/Perna tried to do same at last week's #WarpSpeed briefing. Azar failed on delivery.
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