How To Protect Yourself From Gaslighting At Work
Gaslighting entails creating an impression that you are unstable, irrational, and lacking credibility.
It manipulates you into doubting the reality of what you see and experience, making you believe that you are fabricating it and that others won't trust or support you.
Gaslighting at workplace is more common that we think it to be. You can read the signs here
Here are certain ways to protect yourself from gaslighting at work:
Learn about gaslighting and its tactics so that you can recognize them when they occur. Understanding the situation will always help you navigate through it better.
If you feel something is off or that you're being manipulated, trust your gut instincts. Trust your feelings more than what you are being told.
Build your own support system. Talk to trusted colleagues, friends, or family members about your experiences
Gaslighting can be emotionally draining. Prioritize self-care activities that help you relax, recharge, and build resilience.
Report to higher authorities and your HR manager. Present your documented evidence and share your concerns about the impact on your well-being and work performance.
If the gaslighting persists and has a severe impact on your mental health or job satisfaction, consider consulting a therapist or counselor.