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Are You Experiencing "Quiet Gaslighting" By A Narcissist? 9 Signs
Not all gaslighting is overt or blatant. Some forms of gaslighting are more sinister and covert.
1. The cruel comment disguised as a calm question or remark. The gaslighter stages an argument by asking a provocative and insulting question or making a cruel comment in a calm tone in front of others. When the victim reacts, the gaslighter acts innocent and asks why the victim is angry or tells the victim to lower their voice to guilt the victim into silence. On the flip side, the gaslighter can also start out by screaming at the victim behind closed doors, only to feign confusion when the victim is sullen in public in front of others as a result of what they’ve just experienced. This way, they can depict the victim as emotionally disturbed while they play the calm and collected partner.