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Have you ever been gaslighted by someone?
Or even worse, have you ever gaslighted someone?
In this post, we share with you 23 gaslighting memes that may apply to you (hopefully not!) or to those around you who tend to be narcissistic gaslighters.
Here’s the thing: You don’t need those people in your life. You are fine on your own, and if it’s time to leave, you should do so.
On a lighter note, enjoy these memes about gaslighting!
1. A never-ending cycle.
Narcissistic gaslighters want to keep you trapped in a never-ending cycle of argument and twisting of the truth. So, here’s a little advice: If you are friends or in a relationship with someone as toxic as this, it might be time to leave.
2. This is how it works.
This funny meme perfectly encapsulates the gaslighter’s strategy. The other person tries to manipulate your thoughts and emotions by reversing the situation.
3. Have you realized?
Of course, gaslighting is not just something that occurs between two people. It’s also something you can do to yourself. Spend some time in introspection and see if you’ve been gaslighting yourself.
4. You are not the problem.
It is important to have high standards when it comes to relationships. One of the best ways to take care of yourself is by choosing the right people to allow into your life.
5. Don’t gaslight the rest of the world.
Learn from grandpa on this one. While your story is important, other people’s stories are just as significant. Try not to gaslight other people by asserting that your story is the only one that matters.
6. Be brave; take the first step.
It doesn’t have to take 15 years. As soon as you see the signs of narcissism and gaslighting, it’s time to take steps toward freedom. Be brave and stand up for yourself. You will be fine on your own.
7. Narcissist managers be like…
Surrounding yourself with healthy people is also important at work. If your boss chronically gaslights people, you don’t have to resign immediately—but you should start looking for ways to cultivate a healthier workplace.
8. You are being abused.
Sandra Horley is known for her charity work in the fight against child abuse and domestic violence, so she knows what she’s talking about. Changing yourself and the way you behave just because you are afraid of how your partner will react is not love or affection. You are likely being abused, and you need to get out.
9. Narcissists and their gaslighting issue.
A narcissist will never admit that he is a narcissist—instead, he will just gaslight you into thinking it’s your fault. If you are in a relationship with someone like this, it’s time to do some serious thinking about what is healthiest for you.
10. Crushed emotional state.
Gaslighting is a tactic that toxic people use to prey on your self-doubt. They try to make you feel like there is something wrong with you, but there isn’t. Your feelings are valid, so be true to them.
11. Never be fooled.
This classic quote is a good reminder that just because a lot of people are doing something doesn’t make it right.
12. Don’t wait until it’s too late.
When you know, you know Sometimes it’s best to get out before things get bad. If the signs are there, it’s probably time to make an exit.
13. What it feels like to be on the receiving end.
Have you ever wondered what it feels like to be gaslighted? Trust us when we say it’s not a nice experience. If you feel yourself questioning your own beliefs and feelings because of the manipulation of others, you might consider distancing yourself from them.
14. Backflipping and blame-shifting.
This is the go-to strategy for narcissistic gaslighters—they shift blame and accuse you of doing the exact thing they are guilty of. Don’t let them control the narrative and shift your reality. Hold them accountable for their behavior.
15. You are Wonderwoman now.
Here’s one for all of those brave women who were able to free themselves from toxic relationships. There’s no going back now that you are Wonder Woman.
16. No, dear, it isn’t.
If you are chronically mistreated and gaslighted but convince yourself that it is love, you might need to take a step back and evaluate why you are willing to tolerate and even welcome emotional abuse. You deserve better, but the first step is to value and love yourself enough to realize this.
17. Watch out for the signs.
This meme might be an overreaction, but if you are already seeing the signs a week into a relationship, it should make you stop and think. Is this person worth the risk? You might want to dedicate your time to something more valuable.
18. Gaslighting is psychological abuse.
Gaslighting is indeed a form of psychological abuse. Violence isn’t always physical—it can also be emotional and mental. You don’t deserve that. Nobody does.
19. Gaslighting is out-of-control manipulation.
Here is a meme that defines gaslighting clearly and succinctly. If someone has been manipulating or controlling you, think twice. Do you really need this person in your life?
20. Rick and Morty slapping us with the truth.
We love this show. It hits you with the truth and makes you laugh at the same time. This may be satire, but it’s also exactly how gasligthers operate.
21. Did Edward just say that?
Of course, you know that Edward Cullen isn’t gaslighting Bella Swan and that this meme is taken out of context. But “I think you’re confused” is something you are likely to hear from a gasligther. Don’t let them manipulate you!
22. Here’s a strong response.
No matter how hard someone tries to manipulate you, it’s ultimately up to you to reject their gaslighting. Don’t let them get in your head!
23. Gaslight. Gatekeep. Girlboss.
This line is a parody of “Live. Laugh. Love.” and its meaning actually depends on who is using or reading it. Since we’re promoting mental health right now, here’s how we want you to take it: If someone gaslights you, gatekeep them and show them who’s boss.
We know it can be hard to leave emotionally abusive relationships. After all, you have probably invested a lot of time and effort in the person who is manipulating you.
However, you need to think about your own mental and emotional health You need to love and take care of yourself, because if you don’t know your own value, no one else will.
We hope that these gaslighting memes—some funny and some serious—were able to help you realize your worth. Here’s to a future full of healthy relationships!
Finally, if you want to identify YOUR personality type, then take one of these 11 personality tests to better understand what makes you tick.