Gaslighting Assessment

The Gaslighting Assessment is a tool used to determine whether someone is experiencing gaslighting. Gaslighting is a form of emotional abuse in which the abuser seeks to control the victim by making them question their own reality. This can be done through manipulation, lying, or making the victim feel crazy. If you think you may be a victim of gaslighting, this assessment can help you figure out if what you're experiencing is gaslighting or something else.

Time to complete

1 minute

Eligibility

The Gaslighting Assessment is intended to be used as a self-assessment tool. You can take the assessment if you think you might be experiencing gaslighting in your relationship.

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Questions for Gaslighting Assessment

1.

Do you wonder if you are good enough?

The answer should be a single choice:
  1. I know I’m great
  2. Sometimes I feel a bit insecure, a bit more than I used to, but ultimately I feel I’m good.
  3. I constantly am thinking about this, I feel super insecure, I never used to question my worth this much
2.

Do you feel like you have changed since they came into your life?

The answer should be a single choice:
  1. Yes, I’m so much happier, I feel great, I feel at ease and feel totally secure in myself.
  2. I don’t think I have changed that much, I mean I change of course, but nothing that is overwhelming.
  3. Definitely, I feel sadder, more anxious, I feel like I am having less fun.
3.

Are you constantly questioning yourself?

The answer should be a single choice:
  1. No, I feel pretty certain
  2. I definitely question myself about some things
  3. Yes, I don’t feel stable in my opinions at all
4.

Would you say this person is hypocritical (more so than most)?

The answer should be a single choice:
  1. Yeah, they constantly are holding me to standards they don’t hold themselves to
  2. Actually, they are less hypocritical than most people
  3. They are a bit hypocritical for sure.
5.

Does this person often say you are crazy or too sensitive?

The answer should be a single choice:
  1. No, never
  2. Yes, every time I critique them they say I am too sensitive or that I am imagining things
  3. At times they have commented I was being hypersensitive
6.

Do they blame you for things they did?

The answer should be a single choice:
  1. No, why would they do that?
  2. Sometimes it seems like that is happening, but just occasional little things
  3. They do try to tell me that I did all these things and when I think back to it, it seems like they actually did them
7.

Do they dominate any conversation you two have?

The answer should be a single choice:
  1. Yes, I barely get to speak it seems like
  2. They are a bit dominant, but I feel like I get to talk sometimes.
  3. Not at all, they are a pretty good listener
8.

How often do you apologize to them?

The answer should be a single choice:
  1. When I do something, wrong I apologize, but I don’t think it happens too often
  2. I find myself apologizing to them a lot, they constantly make me feel like I did something bad, so I have to apologize to make things better
  3. I guess I apologize more than average, it’s not constant though
9.

What do your friends think?

The answer should be a single choice:
  1. Well, they don’t approve, sometimes I mentioned things and it felt like they were freaking out, so now I either avoid talking about it or I lie.
  2. They don’t love it, but we can still discuss it.
  3. They think everything seems pretty normal and I tell them like everything
10.

Do they put you down?

The answer should be a single choice:
  1. No, they are really kind actually.
  2. Occasionally they do, just in small ways
  3. They do, sometimes even right after they have complimented me, they put me down in public and privately, it can be really wearing

Similar Ideas

  • Psychological Manipulation
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Coercive Control
  • Mind Games

Here are some FAQs and additional information
on
Gaslighting Assessment

What is Gaslighting?

Gaslighting is a form of psychological manipulation in which a person or group causes another person to doubt their own sanity, perception, or judgment. Gaslighting can occur in personal relationships, at work, or in political contexts, and it can be used to gain power or control over someone.

What are some signs that someone is gaslighting you?

There are many signs that someone may be gaslighting you, and these can vary depending on the individual and the context. However, some common signs include: - making you question your own memory or perception of events - telling you that you are being too sensitive - making you feel like you are going crazy - making you doubt your own judgment - manipulating you into doubting your own sanity

What are some of the effects of gaslighting?

Gaslighting can have a number of negative effects, including but not limited to: - Making the victim question their own memories, thoughts, and experiences - Causing the victim to doubt their own perceptions and judgment - Making the victim feel confused, anxious, and insecure - Increasing the victim's dependence on the gaslighter - Isolating the victim from family and friends

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