Stephanie Sarkis posted a concise and useful analysis, "Gaslighting: Know It and Identify It to Protect Yourself" at Psychology Today. "Gaslighting is a manipulation tactic used to gain power," Sarkis writes there, "And it works too well." She enumerates and explains eleven gaslighting techniques. Each of these techniques could be illustrated with a video clip or tweet from Resident Dump but for now I will just post the list, abstracted from Sarkis's article:
1. They tell you blatant lies.See also The War on Facts Is a War on Democracy at BillMoyers.com. "But it’s not just absence of facts that’s troubling; it is the apparent effort to derail science and the pursuit of facts themselves."
2. They deny they ever said something, even though you have proof.
3. They use what is near and dear to you as ammunition.
4. They wear you down over time.
5. Their actions do not match their words.
6. They throw in positive reinforcement to confuse you.
7. They know confusion weakens people.
8. They project.
9. They try to align people against you.
10. They tell you or others that you are crazy.
11. They tell you everyone else is a liar.