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  • That’s even if you get an apology... my ex would apology for his “stupidity” and “that’s just how he talks to all his friends and that was how he is.” It wasn’t even close to being an apology nor did he change... he got worse. I’ve seen his super secret social media account and no he didn’t speak or act like that to everyone. 💙🦋 #toxicrelationships #toxicmen #narcissist #narcisiistabuse #narcissiticrage #angerissues #emotionalabuse #verbalabuse #manipulation #gaslighting #gaslightingabuse #noapologies #traumabonding #ipv #bpd #liarsandcheaters #tedflags #boundaries #sadexistence #noaccountability #specialkindofevil #loseyoutoloveme
  • That’s even if you get an apology... my ex would apology for his “stupidity” and “that’s just how he talks to all his friends and that was how he is.” It wasn’t even close to being an apology nor did he change... he got worse. I’ve seen his super secret social media account and no he didn’t speak or act like that to everyone. 💙🦋 #toxicrelationships #toxicmen #narcissist #narcisiistabuse #narcissiticrage #angerissues #emotionalabuse #verbalabuse #manipulation #gaslighting #gaslightingabuse #noapologies #traumabonding #ipv #bpd #liarsandcheaters #tedflags #boundaries #sadexistence #noaccountability #specialkindofevil #loseyoutoloveme

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  • Isolation is second nature for trauma survivors, however forced isolation can hit on our nervous systems, activating a F-Response of fight, flight, freeze or fawn. Practicing staying in your day, doing the best with what you've got right now and being gentle with ourselves is vital. We are in this together, you are not alone. ❤
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#weareinthistogether ❤
  • Isolation is second nature for trauma survivors, however forced isolation can hit on our nervous systems, activating a F-Response of fight, flight, freeze or fawn. Practicing staying in your day, doing the best with what you've got right now and being gentle with ourselves is vital. We are in this together, you are not alone. ❤


    #trauma #traumainformed #traumasurvivor #childhoodtrauma #survivor #support #cptsd #ptsd #codependency #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #maybehedoesnthityou #npd #gaslighting #narcissist #mindfulness #growth #truth #depression #anxiety #healing #selfcare #self #fear #shame #boundaries #itsoktonotbeok #addiction •

    #weareinthistogether ❤

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  • Dammit, I got "the" text. I obvs have known this the whole time, but somehow getting this makes it feel more real.

The fact I hadn't received it yet just meant part of me was bizarrely hopeful that maybe I haven't actually been as sick as I've been 🙈 I was trying to forget that I've spent a total of 3 months in hospital since Oct & was a few hours away from dying only last month.

And my entire health history before that... Chronic illness, & all the years of medical gaslighting that comes with it, does wonders to your brain! It causes you to second guess every symptom or physical experience you have, & makes you wonder if it's actually not that bad or it's all in your head or it's your fault for not being strong enough or you made it up or you just need to get a grip or all of the above... etc etc etc.

So, for someone like me, getting this text is a bit like getting a diagnosis. So many people (without chronic illness fyi) challenge my need for diagnosis', & say shouldn't the fact I'm sick/in pain just be enough for me to listen to my body + take it seriously, etc?

And I'm like, NO! Getting a diagnosis is actually really useful cos it makes me take myself more seriously + it feels more real.

It's a big fuck you to every doctor who's implied or - more commonly - outright said it's in my head, or blamed it on anxiety etc.

It shows me it's not just me not getting a grip, or making symptoms/illnesses up.

A diagnosis shows me that my symptoms are real (they always were obviously, it just "proves" it more). I can then do something about it, cos I'm not doubting myself constantly.

Until then, I can't. And so many other people with chronic illness can't either.

And it's simply down to the fact that so many doctors have told us shit about our health + ourselves, & where our illness is stemming from, etc.

It's so so so damaging.

Same with this text - it makes me take myself a bit more seriously & value myself more. I obvs have been being responsible I just haven't felt able to register myself as a vulnerable person (even tho everyone's been telling me to!) in case I'm not actually that vulnerable & someone else needs it more.

Fucking medical gaslighting! 😤
  • Dammit, I got "the" text. I obvs have known this the whole time, but somehow getting this makes it feel more real.

    The fact I hadn't received it yet just meant part of me was bizarrely hopeful that maybe I haven't actually been as sick as I've been 🙈 I was trying to forget that I've spent a total of 3 months in hospital since Oct & was a few hours away from dying only last month.

    And my entire health history before that... Chronic illness, & all the years of medical gaslighting that comes with it, does wonders to your brain! It causes you to second guess every symptom or physical experience you have, & makes you wonder if it's actually not that bad or it's all in your head or it's your fault for not being strong enough or you made it up or you just need to get a grip or all of the above... etc etc etc.

    So, for someone like me, getting this text is a bit like getting a diagnosis. So many people (without chronic illness fyi) challenge my need for diagnosis', & say shouldn't the fact I'm sick/in pain just be enough for me to listen to my body + take it seriously, etc?

    And I'm like, NO! Getting a diagnosis is actually really useful cos it makes me take myself more seriously + it feels more real.

    It's a big fuck you to every doctor who's implied or - more commonly - outright said it's in my head, or blamed it on anxiety etc.

    It shows me it's not just me not getting a grip, or making symptoms/illnesses up.

    A diagnosis shows me that my symptoms are real (they always were obviously, it just "proves" it more). I can then do something about it, cos I'm not doubting myself constantly.

    Until then, I can't. And so many other people with chronic illness can't either.

    And it's simply down to the fact that so many doctors have told us shit about our health + ourselves, & where our illness is stemming from, etc.

    It's so so so damaging.

    Same with this text - it makes me take myself a bit more seriously & value myself more. I obvs have been being responsible I just haven't felt able to register myself as a vulnerable person (even tho everyone's been telling me to!) in case I'm not actually that vulnerable & someone else needs it more.

    Fucking medical gaslighting! 😤

  •  9  2  1 hour ago
  • Time at home = time to craft 🔨 📐 🌲

A fine piece of old English Yew inspired the start of this project. Some carefully rebated channels and strategically placed lights later and we have this masterpiece 🤟

#woodwork #lighting #interiordesign #design #lightingdesign #light #gaslighting #photography #lights #homedecor #interior #art #architecture #chains #decor #furniture #home #interiors #lightingdesigner #englishyew #tree #ceiling #homedesign #photooftheday #decoration #instagood #beverley #eastyorkshire #firtreemade #firtreejoinery
  • Time at home = time to craft 🔨 📐 🌲

    A fine piece of old English Yew inspired the start of this project. Some carefully rebated channels and strategically placed lights later and we have this masterpiece 🤟

    #woodwork #lighting #interiordesign #design #lightingdesign #light #gaslighting #photography #lights #homedecor #interior #art #architecture #chains #decor #furniture #home #interiors #lightingdesigner #englishyew #tree #ceiling #homedesign #photooftheday #decoration #instagood #beverley #eastyorkshire #firtreemade #firtreejoinery

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  • Nada como um período de crise para nos reinventarmos. Você não precisa ser forte o tempo todo, você pode e deve pedir ajuda! Seja gentil com você! Faça terapia! 😉
  • Nada como um período de crise para nos reinventarmos. Você não precisa ser forte o tempo todo, você pode e deve pedir ajuda! Seja gentil com você! Faça terapia! 😉

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  • Healing from a narcissistic relationship isn’t like healing from a normal relationship, it comes in stages, you will go through stages of bitterness, resentment, anger, as you come to the notion of what you spent so long dealing with, in my experiences over the years healing from the violation of these relationships is the hardest part, you subconsciously knew from day 1 you was dealing with a monster but you allowed them to pull the wool over your eyes, trauma bond you, take you for granted, emotionally or physically abuse you, in my life at 33 I’ve dealt with 3 narcissists on 3 different spectrums and my last narcissistic relationship nearly killed me from the emotional and financial abuse I was consistently subjected to, it’s been 1 year now since my awakening and 5 months since my ex Matt discarded me for the final time, has my healing been a walk in the park? Hell no... it’s like waking up from a coma and having to relearn the basics of everyday life, battling with yourself to get back to the person you was before this jackass entered your life, as an empath I’ve always attracted toxic men being a caregiver, I was physically abused and neglected by my biological father in my childhood which set me up for abusive relationships, since I started studying NPD and having therapy I’ve found it mind blowing exactly how much I’ve learnt about the impact these relationships have on us. But you have to realise this one thing during healing... the abuse wasn’t your fault there’s nothing you could of done differently to prevent it it’s a reflection of who they are as a person. I gave my all to these men who couldn’t care aless if I died tomorrow I submitted to them and was hooked on pleasing them before myself (codependency) I was conditioned that way due to my upbringing with toxic family. Moral of the story is during healing you will endure different stages let it unfold naturally the other side is beautiful when you get there 💕🙏
  • Healing from a narcissistic relationship isn’t like healing from a normal relationship, it comes in stages, you will go through stages of bitterness, resentment, anger, as you come to the notion of what you spent so long dealing with, in my experiences over the years healing from the violation of these relationships is the hardest part, you subconsciously knew from day 1 you was dealing with a monster but you allowed them to pull the wool over your eyes, trauma bond you, take you for granted, emotionally or physically abuse you, in my life at 33 I’ve dealt with 3 narcissists on 3 different spectrums and my last narcissistic relationship nearly killed me from the emotional and financial abuse I was consistently subjected to, it’s been 1 year now since my awakening and 5 months since my ex Matt discarded me for the final time, has my healing been a walk in the park? Hell no... it’s like waking up from a coma and having to relearn the basics of everyday life, battling with yourself to get back to the person you was before this jackass entered your life, as an empath I’ve always attracted toxic men being a caregiver, I was physically abused and neglected by my biological father in my childhood which set me up for abusive relationships, since I started studying NPD and having therapy I’ve found it mind blowing exactly how much I’ve learnt about the impact these relationships have on us. But you have to realise this one thing during healing... the abuse wasn’t your fault there’s nothing you could of done differently to prevent it it’s a reflection of who they are as a person. I gave my all to these men who couldn’t care aless if I died tomorrow I submitted to them and was hooked on pleasing them before myself (codependency) I was conditioned that way due to my upbringing with toxic family. Moral of the story is during healing you will endure different stages let it unfold naturally the other side is beautiful when you get there 💕🙏

  •  65  11  2 hours ago
  • Empathy is a beautiful thing. It connects us through compassion and allows us to drop from our head to the heart and understand the pains of another. But empathy without boundaries can be dangerous.

I’ve been accused of being heartless and narcissistic because I don’t have compassion for the narcissist. I used to be naive and think that everyone had goodness in them until I met pure evil. These people prey on others. They seek and destroy without conscience.

Although I understand why the narc is the way he is, I cannot find it within myself to have empathy for someone who abused me for personal gain and gratification. My empathy for his pain cost me dearly. Not only did he do it to me, he did it to others and there will be more carnage left in his wake.

You are not narcissistic if you do not have forgiveness or have empathy for someone who consciously abused you and left you to rot. You have awareness that not all people are good and capable of self reflection in order to make change.

There is no shame in being selective with your empathy. It’s an emotional currency that can come with an unrepayable deficit.

Stay woke. 🖤🐝
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#narcissist #narcissisticabuse #narcissism #narcissistrecovery #narcissisticabusesurvivor #domesticabuse #toxicpeople #toxicrelationships #gaslighting #crazymaking #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #selfcare #trauma #psychopath #psychopathfree #selflove #empathy #healingafterabuse
  • Empathy is a beautiful thing. It connects us through compassion and allows us to drop from our head to the heart and understand the pains of another. But empathy without boundaries can be dangerous.

    I’ve been accused of being heartless and narcissistic because I don’t have compassion for the narcissist. I used to be naive and think that everyone had goodness in them until I met pure evil. These people prey on others. They seek and destroy without conscience.

    Although I understand why the narc is the way he is, I cannot find it within myself to have empathy for someone who abused me for personal gain and gratification. My empathy for his pain cost me dearly. Not only did he do it to me, he did it to others and there will be more carnage left in his wake.

    You are not narcissistic if you do not have forgiveness or have empathy for someone who consciously abused you and left you to rot. You have awareness that not all people are good and capable of self reflection in order to make change.

    There is no shame in being selective with your empathy. It’s an emotional currency that can come with an unrepayable deficit.

    Stay woke. 🖤🐝
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    #narcissist #narcissisticabuse #narcissism #narcissistrecovery #narcissisticabusesurvivor #domesticabuse #toxicpeople #toxicrelationships #gaslighting #crazymaking #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #selfcare #trauma #psychopath #psychopathfree #selflove #empathy #healingafterabuse

  •  194  11  2 hours ago
  • ⚠️TW⚠️ It’s not only gaslighters that partake in gaslighting. Most of us have gaslit a person at some point without even realising it. While it is a coping mechanism, that does not make it a justifiable or an ethical act. If you think you’re gaslighting a person, it is essential to work on your communication skills and be aware of their gaslighting patterns 🐶
  • ⚠️TW⚠️ It’s not only gaslighters that partake in gaslighting. Most of us have gaslit a person at some point without even realising it. While it is a coping mechanism, that does not make it a justifiable or an ethical act. If you think you’re gaslighting a person, it is essential to work on your communication skills and be aware of their gaslighting patterns 🐶

  •  46  2  2 hours ago
  • Does another remember me from high school? 🔥😈🔥 ........ Sexy, vicious, crazy, bitch. These are the words I heard the most to describe me. What you didn't know, what no one knew, is that I was created to protect a very traumatized little girl. And I took my job seriously.

If I considered you a friend, and I  hurt you, I am sorry truly. I didn't know how else to operate in a world that already took so much from me. 🖤 Jade .
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#speakyourtruth #truth #abusesurvivor #survivor #keepitreal #selflove #selfcare #resilience #recovery #speakyourtruth #truth #mentalhealthawareness #suicideawarness #suicide #mentalhealthrecovery #mentalillness #anxiety #depression #manic #gaslighting #itsoktonotbeok 
#ptsd #cptsd 
#did #dissociativeidentitydisorder #bipolar #bipolardisorder  #bpd #borderline #borderlinepersonalitydisorder 
#trauma #traumarecovery #recovery
  • Does another remember me from high school? 🔥😈🔥 ........ Sexy, vicious, crazy, bitch. These are the words I heard the most to describe me. What you didn't know, what no one knew, is that I was created to protect a very traumatized little girl. And I took my job seriously.

    If I considered you a friend, and I hurt you, I am sorry truly. I didn't know how else to operate in a world that already took so much from me. 🖤 Jade .
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    #speakyourtruth #truth  #abusesurvivor #survivor #keepitreal #selflove #selfcare #resilience #recovery #speakyourtruth #truth #mentalhealthawareness #suicideawarness #suicide #mentalhealthrecovery #mentalillness #anxiety #depression #manic #gaslighting #itsoktonotbeok 
    #ptsd #cptsd 
    #did #dissociativeidentitydisorder #bipolar #bipolardisorder #bpd #borderline #borderlinepersonalitydisorder 
    #trauma #traumarecovery #recovery

  •  15  0  2 hours ago
  • One of the biggest dangers of living with a narcissist is that they manipulate, gaslight, project and groom you into actually questioning the truth=facts=reality.
You begin to feel like you are crazy.
But you are not crazy, because only sane people question their own behavior and modify it...you are dealing with a narcissist. 
I dont think I can handle watching the news anymore because it triggers me...but I know that this is exactly the goal of the fear that is being manufactured by the current administration. Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain and you run the risk of letting him do anything he wants without anyone to report it.
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#narcissisticabuse #narcissist #surviving2020 #survivornotvictim #triggered #gaslighting #projection #manipulation #distortion #abuse #grooming #alternativefactsarelies #reportersaskhardquestions #democracydiesindarkness
  • One of the biggest dangers of living with a narcissist is that they manipulate, gaslight, project and groom you into actually questioning the truth=facts=reality.
    You begin to feel like you are crazy.
    But you are not crazy, because only sane people question their own behavior and modify it...you are dealing with a narcissist.
    I dont think I can handle watching the news anymore because it triggers me...but I know that this is exactly the goal of the fear that is being manufactured by the current administration. Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain and you run the risk of letting him do anything he wants without anyone to report it.
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    #narcissisticabuse #narcissist #surviving2020 #survivornotvictim #triggered #gaslighting #projection #manipulation #distortion #abuse #grooming #alternativefactsarelies #reportersaskhardquestions #democracydiesindarkness

  •  6  1  2 hours ago
  • So sieht es aus, unerheblich ob sie Familie sind oder nicht, kein Mitleid mit Opfern die sich irgendwann entscheiden selber Täter zu sein, ihre früheren Täter zu ihren Lehrern machen und diese Entscheidung jeden Tag aufs Neue treffen, ohne Rücksicht auf Verluste. ⁣
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Selbst wenn es eine schwierige Vergangenheit oder ein Trauma gab, gibt dir das nicht das Recht andere zu Opfern zu machen und deine Täter an Widerlichkeit noch zu überbieten. ⁣
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Weißt du was mich freut? ⁣
Es ist egal ob oder was von dir noch für Terror kommt, wie laut und manipulativ du bist, oder ob die nächste Show deine Schauspielerischen Leistungen ein weiteres Mal überbieten, am Ende bleibt es dabei, dass du mich nicht klein bekommst und mir niemals, nicht mal Ansatzweise, das Wasser reichen kannst. ⁣
Auch der lauteste Auftritt, das hellste "Scheinwerferlicht", das beste Publikum können nicht darüber hinwegtäuschen, dass du eigentlich nur ein lautes Nichts bist. Eine farblose, von Hass und Unsicherheit getriebene Hülle mit so wenig eigener Persönlichkeit, dass du ohne deine extremen Inszenierungen bereits nach ein paar Minuten vergessen wärst. ⁣
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Das Beste daran ist, inzwischen weiß ich, dass du immer wieder Momente erleben wirst, wo du genau das spürst, sich dieses Gefühl wie ein Geschwür immer weiter ausbreitet und deine erlogene Welt immer mehr bröckelt.
Da dir jegliches Handwerkszeug fehlt um dem moralisch vertretbar was entgegenzusetzen, wirst du dir, wie immer, einfach ein neues Opfer, ein neues Feindbild auswählen oder schaffen. 
Während du dich so wieder in deine⁣
(von dir dauerhaft reservierte) ⁣
Opferrolle kuscheln kannst, potenzielle Unterstützer manipulierst, Intrigen spinnst, dich deinem sinnlosen Hass und deiner blinden Zerstörungswut hingibst, werde ich einfach leben und lieben, neue Abenteuer erleben, entspannte, vertraute und ehrliche Zeit mit meiner Familie und meinen Freunden verbringen, lachen, weinen, mich weiterentwickeln und Spaß haben.⁣
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#eni #happy #befreiung #lehredeslebens #trustyourself #strongerthanyouthink #fdds #imlebennichtsverstanden #hassmachthässlich #nps #nocontact #gaslighting #manipulation #abuse  #toxicpeople #narzissmus #toxic
  • So sieht es aus, unerheblich ob sie Familie sind oder nicht, kein Mitleid mit Opfern die sich irgendwann entscheiden selber Täter zu sein, ihre früheren Täter zu ihren Lehrern machen und diese Entscheidung jeden Tag aufs Neue treffen, ohne Rücksicht auf Verluste. ⁣

    Selbst wenn es eine schwierige Vergangenheit oder ein Trauma gab, gibt dir das nicht das Recht andere zu Opfern zu machen und deine Täter an Widerlichkeit noch zu überbieten. ⁣

    Weißt du was mich freut? ⁣
    Es ist egal ob oder was von dir noch für Terror kommt, wie laut und manipulativ du bist, oder ob die nächste Show deine Schauspielerischen Leistungen ein weiteres Mal überbieten, am Ende bleibt es dabei, dass du mich nicht klein bekommst und mir niemals, nicht mal Ansatzweise, das Wasser reichen kannst. ⁣
    Auch der lauteste Auftritt, das hellste "Scheinwerferlicht", das beste Publikum können nicht darüber hinwegtäuschen, dass du eigentlich nur ein lautes Nichts bist. Eine farblose, von Hass und Unsicherheit getriebene Hülle mit so wenig eigener Persönlichkeit, dass du ohne deine extremen Inszenierungen bereits nach ein paar Minuten vergessen wärst. ⁣

    Das Beste daran ist, inzwischen weiß ich, dass du immer wieder Momente erleben wirst, wo du genau das spürst, sich dieses Gefühl wie ein Geschwür immer weiter ausbreitet und deine erlogene Welt immer mehr bröckelt.
    Da dir jegliches Handwerkszeug fehlt um dem moralisch vertretbar was entgegenzusetzen, wirst du dir, wie immer, einfach ein neues Opfer, ein neues Feindbild auswählen oder schaffen.
    Während du dich so wieder in deine⁣
    (von dir dauerhaft reservierte) ⁣
    Opferrolle kuscheln kannst, potenzielle Unterstützer manipulierst, Intrigen spinnst, dich deinem sinnlosen Hass und deiner blinden Zerstörungswut hingibst, werde ich einfach leben und lieben, neue Abenteuer erleben, entspannte, vertraute und ehrliche Zeit mit meiner Familie und meinen Freunden verbringen, lachen, weinen, mich weiterentwickeln und Spaß haben.⁣

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    #eni #happy #befreiung #lehredeslebens #trustyourself #strongerthanyouthink #fdds #imlebennichtsverstanden #hassmachthässlich #nps #nocontact #gaslighting #manipulation #abuse #toxicpeople #narzissmus #toxic

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Top #gaslighting Posts

  • There’s a reason why you have to build yourself up just to go into a conversation with a narcissistic partner.

Crazymaking consists of a combination of tactics used to take the focus off of what they’ve done, and move it toward you.

What has your experiences been like trying to bring up grievances with your partner?
  • There’s a reason why you have to build yourself up just to go into a conversation with a narcissistic partner.

    Crazymaking consists of a combination of tactics used to take the focus off of what they’ve done, and move it toward you.

    What has your experiences been like trying to bring up grievances with your partner?

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  • Don’t blame yourself when people walk away
  • Don’t blame yourself when people walk away

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