How To Determine If You Are Being Gaslighted

Being gaslighted is part and parcel of dealing with bullies and toxic individuals. Gaslighting is a form of psychological manipulation that forces the target to second-guess their own reality.

How To Determine If You Are Being Scapegoated

Scapegoating, when it comes to workplace bullies and toxic people is when an individual or group is targeted for “unmerited negative treatment or blame”. A person designated as a scapegoat could also be called, “a whipping boy”, or “fall guy”.

Setting Yourself Free From Bullies and Toxic People

I’m not a professional, but I have a lifetime of experience being a target for bullies and toxic people. I was born to toxic, abusive parents. I learned to keep my head down and take the crap that people gave me, as if it were a gift. It is only in the last six years or so that I began learn how to recognize and deal with these negative individuals, but I feel it is important for me to share my experiences with what works (and what doesn’t) in handling them.