Gaslighting is a manipulative technique that occurs when someone doubts or denies your reality. If you called out the abusive person in your life for calling you stupid and they said, “I never called you stupid!” that would be considered gaslighting. However, gaslighting is much more than lies and deceptive wording. Gaslighting all about the environment that you’re in. There are dozens of manipulative behaviors that coexist in gaslighting environments and they all help the abusive people in your life manipulate you into questioning your sanity and doubting your reality.