Recently, Ipsism viewed an article on Newport Institute , and couldn't help relating the signs of an abusive relationship and the political regime currently in control. To distinguish the article from Ipsism comments, the article will be italicized and Ipsism comments will follow.
10 Signs of Gaslighting in a Relationship
If you’re wondering how to tell if someone is gaslighting you, consider whether someone has exhibited any of the following behaviors within your romantic, family, or work relationships:
Lying about or denying something and refusing to admit the lie even when you show them proof
Insisting that an event or behavior you witnessed never happened and that you’re remembering it wrong
Spreading rumors and gossip about you, or telling you that other people are gossiping about you
Changing the subject or refusing to listen when confronted about a lie or other gaslighting behavior
Telling you that you’re overreacting when you call them out
Blame shifting in relationships—saying that if you acted differently, they wouldn’t treat you like this, so it’s really your fault
Trying to smooth things over with loving words that don’t match their actions
Twisting a story to minimize their abusive behavior
Minimizing their hurtful behaviors or words by saying something like, “It was just a joke” or “You’re way too sensitive”
Separating you from friends and family who might recognize your gaslighting abuse symptoms.
So, enjoy it, America, as you bask in the glow of the Left's gaslighting!