Gaslighting: Part 3

By MJ Denis, LPC, LMFT Associate, CST, CCPS

Today, MJ continues her series on gaslighting with a look at three kinds of gaslighting. Thanks again, MJ!

Gaslighting is a term used to describe a set of behaviors one person uses to create confusion in another person by altering the recipient’s reality. Gaslighting can be unintentional, semi-conscious, or intentional.

Anyone can be a gaslighter, and most gaslighting happens unintentionally.

Unintentional Gaslighting

For example, recently I gaslighted my son. I was in the kitchen preparing a salad for dinner when my teenager walked into the room, scowled in the

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