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Gaslighting

Recognize Manipulative and Emotionally Abusive People - and Break Free
Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
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Publisher's Summary

A mental health expert sheds light on "gaslighting" - the manipulative technique used by sociopaths, narcissists, and others - offering practical strategies to cope and break free.

Gaslighting is a technique of manipulating others to gain control, often practiced by those with personality disorders (including narcissistic personality disorder, antisocial personality disorder, and borderline personality disorder). Whether it's a spouse, parent, coworker, or friend, gaslighters use a series of manipulation and distraction tactics to distort the truth - from lying, controlling, withholding, triangulation, and more - making their victims question their own reality. 

Dr. Sarkis delves into the psychology behind the phenomenon, devoting chapters to specific scenarios, such as gaslighting in dating, in relationships, at work, and in families. With warning signs and examples of the destructive consequences along with practical tips and strategies, Gaslighting will help anyone trapped in a manipulative relationship to break free and heal from this toxic behavior. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2018 Stephanie Moulton Sarkis, PhD (P)2018 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"Sarkis clearly knows her material inside and out...this book will bring gaslighting victims and survivors out of the darkness and into the light, helping them heal." (New York Journal of Books)

"A succinct, useful self-help guide to responding to an all-too-common but under-discussed personality type." (Publishers Weekly)

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This book helped me through the toughest of times

I was in a place that I was starting to doubt my integrity because of a gaslighter. Everything I shared with this person, intimate or even silly stuff was used against me in a way I never realized. I used to have a good relationship with this person (or so I thought). This booked helped me recognize the deep manipulation I had suffered and still suffer people who are closed to this person. I never thought I could put into words what I was going through, until I heard this audiobook. Thank you to the author for writing about this. You have no idea how much you saved me, in so many ways.

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Well worth a credit and cash.

Thank you for the time you put into this book! This book is giving me a light out in my situation!!!! I listen to this at work where the gaslighters are.

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Gaslighting nearly slayed me

I forgive you my covetous sociopathic gaslighter. The information from this psychologist counselor helped me cope with gaslighting, regain some sanity, distance myself and forgive the person!

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nope.

Repeats herself over and over again with the same information. Gaslighting is a means for manipulation not a psychological condition. I thought this would be more insightful. I'm disappointed that it's not.

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Hey significantly important book

Information shared in this book can help not only write individual lives but the United States. I am very grateful for this author!

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  • Tina
  • San Francisco, CA, United States
  • 06-12-19

Young People could benefit from reading this.

It sounds like good advice for younger people. The narrator sounds like someone's mother dolling out advice to her children.

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Unfortunately, the author is a "gaslighter"

The author gaslights you to feel guilty or stupid if you do not support her lies and truth twisting. She is a classic example of a gaslighter: "psychological manipulation that seeks to sow seeds of doubt in a person or group making them question their own memory, perception, and sanity" (Wikipedia 2019). For instance, if you own a gun, you are a gaslighter. Ridiculous manipulation by the author. In this book, she spends a lot of time describing "Narcissistic personality disorder" and "Perpetrators", yet she re-names them "gaslighting". They are 3 separate disorders, Don't waste your time, find another book on gaslighting for your information.

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too liberal for me!

I did not want political bias involved in a book with a serious subject being discussed!

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NPD renamed

This book’s description is misleading. It basically describes NPD and renames perpetrators Gaslightors. Minimal time was spent on describing gaslighting. Most of the book seems to be an opinion piece.

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