Gaslighting At Work: How to Recognize and Deal With It
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Gaslighting is a horrible form of psychological manipulation and control. It's characterized by a manipulator causing a victim to question their own judgement, memory and sanity.
Gaslighting is a threatening phenomena that can happen both in personal relationships and in the workplace. It can have severe consequences, especially if it continues over a long period of time. In this podcast, we dive into what gaslighting is, where it comes from and how to deal with it in the workplace.
In this episode, I challenge you to LET GO of the cultural story that tells us women are overly emotional, irrational or too sensitive. And instead, I challenge you to EMBRACE the story that as women, we are wise and intuitive.
In this episode:
1:14 Intro to gaslighting.
2:16 Where the term “gaslighting” originated.
3:30 The story I’m challenging women to leave behind in this episode.
3:53 The FRESH story for women to embrace: “As women, we are wise and intuitive.”
5:50 Signs of gaslighting. If you notice these thought patterns in yourself, you may be a victim of gaslighting.
7:40 How gaslighting typically occurs at work.
10:00 A personal story about gaslighting in a boss/employee relationship.
14:00 Communication cues to look for to identify gaslighting.
19:50 How to deal with people you believe are gaslighters.
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