The Answer To Gaslighting Is Compassion
People who gaslight others lack the capacity or the skills to do better.
This article was inspired by my reading of Jessica Valenti’s article, “How to Scorch a Casual Gaslighter”. It’s an interesting article about people who are described as “gaslighters”. In her article, Valenti provides some practical guidance on what gaslighting is, and how to respond to people who gaslight others. I especially liked her guidance to not provide much of a response at all to people who engage in gaslighting.