The Impact of Gaslighting and abuse

Bullying a tough experience that creates trauma and pain to many of us and is the biggest contributor to suicide across the world, and altho people have experienced it many, too many people do know what it is and what it is about. In this article, we will talk about the different types of bullying, and how perhaps at all we can help ourselves and others to get the fuck out of that mess and actually heal,

A very good definition from the Aspergian Bullying is a form of aggressive behaviour in which someone intentionally and repeatedly causes another person injury or discomfort.  Bullying can take the form of physical contact, words, or more subtle actions. ” If you have been bullied please or please reach out and get support, and as always the autism league is here for you and you can get out of the situation no matter what anyone says. The first thing you need to know is the different types of bullying what they mean and what effect it can have on you because knowing is half of the battle. In this article, we will also talk about who you can contact if you are the survivor of bullying and abuse. Know that you are special and are not alone.

The most obvious form of bullying is physical bullying it can range from mild to a situation where you really need to defend yourself. In between. The response when we are in a volatile situation is immediately fear and that is a sound and very logical response, but brave with me for the moment, you are going to need to hide that mask it until you get out of the situation because bullies prey on the fear we feel they relish in it. Stare them down and defeat their hateful slurs, with logic and calculated arguments and defuse the situation and if you can just distract them so you can escape, and when you have the chance do it take it. However, if you sense the situation go south do what you need to do to disable them and so you are safe.

Another common form of bullying is bullying using technology or social media. Its when you get harassed and sent constant messages for malicious intent. Now the grownups response because this usually happens to teens most of the time, but can happen to anyone, well back to the matter as this is a tangent, the typical response is to tell people to shut off social media and that does work for some, but for most it’s impractical. Whatever age you are there is always someone you can ask for help, for mos adults and people there are charities who support bullying survivors in the UK.

Another common form of bullying is bullying found in the subtitles of social communication. Its when people intentionally exclude you from the conversation, gossip about you , ruining someone’s social status, and generally being nasty in a subtle way. If you find yourself in that situation, there isn’t much you can do in that because it’s so hard to call it or hold them to account for that, and it will still hurt, but you do deserve better, you deserve kindness and love.

Emotional abuse is the type of bullying that is targeted towards someone’s mental health, it can be a combination of different types of methods, it has contributed to suicides and depression and self-hatred. A very well used form of emotional abuse is gaslighting, it is the type of bullying that someone can use to make you doubt everything you believe and assume you’re the one in the wrong and are crazy, it is a term coined from the play Gaslight. Gaslighters try to dilute what you know and what you believe in and if you’re in that situation solidarity to you and all types of bullying survivors. If you are in that situation most likely, you are in a depressed state, but if you can recognise it cut ties with a person who is doing it, and get help because you will probably need to. Gaslighters are tricky, it is very difficult to hold them to account, as they have plausible deniability.

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