Gaslighting and Partner Personality

Gaslighting is a type of psychological abuse in which an individual uses manipulative tactics such as deceit, denial, and distraction to alter the survivor/victim’s beliefs about their self-perception and reality-testing and therefore control their behaviour and prevent them seeking support.

Our results showed that there was a significant association between dependency, Machiavellianism, narcissism, and psychopathy with gaslighting in romantic relationships