BLUFGaslighting is when a person(s) in power manipulate people by trying to change a person's perceptions of reality.
This article written by Paige Sweet for Scientific American highlights these aspects about the phenomena of gaslighting:
- The term is taken from the 1944 psychological thriller Gaslight, where a husband tries to convince his wife that she is mentally unwell by convincing her that she is imagining things—-such as the dimming of the gaslights.
- It entrenches existing power imbalances while fostering new ones.
- Institutional gaslighting is where behavior within an organization—such as bullying—can be promoted as normal and acceptable.
Recent Runway Posts related to this topic:
- Sufferer – or snowflake? What’s up with all the bullying claims? – The Runway (airforce.gov.au)
- Employers, Here Are 3 Harmful Things You’re Doing That Empowers Workplace Bullies – The Runway (airforce.gov.au)
References from the Web :
- APR 2021 Institutional betrayal – looking in the mirror – Becoming International
- JUL 2022 What Is Gaslighting – Medical News Today