Gaslighting Turns Up The Heat at Work

1) Lies, Gossip, and Disparaging Remarks

If you have someone on your team who has been caught in blatant lies, constantly has larger-than-life stories, experiences, or (big red flag) tragedies, be on the lookout for other gaslighting behaviors.

2) Everything is “Too” Much

Beware of a person who uses phrases like “she’s too sensitive,” “he’s too afraid of conflict,” and the like. Be on the lookout for comments aimed at personality, not performance, especially ones that discredit the victim.

3) The Blame Game

Gaslighters blame others on the regular. If you have an individual on your team who never takes responsibility for their actions, keep a keen eye out for other gaslighting behaviors.

4) The Constant Need for Evidence



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Shawna Lake

Shawna Lake

Founder of Deep End Talent Strategies-keeping job seekers and employers connected to what the other side needs and wants in today’s job market.