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18:54 Nov 26, 2019
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Social Sciences - Psychology
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English term or phrase: (to) gaslight
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A technique of deception and psychological manipulation, usually practiced by a single deceiver, or “gaslighter,” on a single victim over an extended period. Its effect is to gradually undermine the victim’s confidence in their own ability to distinguish truth from falsehood, thereby rendering them dependent on the gaslighter.

Example sentence(s):
  • Is my brother being gaslighted by his boss? The Spectator
  • Toronto police gaslighted us on traffic enforcement. Their neglect put lives at risk. The Star
  • Student Health’s misdiagnosis delayed Matson from receiving necessary treatment and medication, negatively impacting her academic, social and emotional well-being. The gaslighting, which led to her questioning and blaming herself for her physical suffering, may potentially have longer lasting effect. Duke Chronicle
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4गैसलाइटिंग/आत्म संदेह/भ्रम/खुद पर संदेह करना
Ajay Yadav


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गैसलाइटिंग/आत्म संदेह/भ्रम/खुद पर संदेह करना

Definition from rekha sahay blog psychology:
गैसलाईटिंग  में लंबा समय लगता है अतः यह व्यक्ति के आत्मविश्वास और घटनाओं को समझने की अपनी समझदारी पर अविश्वास करने लगते हैं। 

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  • इसमें लोग अपनी ही याद्दाश्त और सोच पर सवाल खड़े करने लगते हैं। - Jansatta  
  • वह महसूस करने लगता है कि गलती उसी की है और अपनी क्षमताओं और फैसलों पर उसके मन में शक होने लगता है। - Daily hunt news India  
Ajay Yadav
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