“If I were not mad, I could have helped you. Whatever you had done, I could have pitied and protected you. But because I am mad, I hate you.”
You may be asking what does Joi means by Gaslight? You may hear this phrase all the time. Well, I am here to help you. To those who have followed me for a while, know I have been doing a book series, and the book I’m on now is The Narcissist’ Playbook
gas·light/ˈɡaslīt/Learn to pronouncenoun
- a type of lamp in which an incandescent mantle is heated by a jet of burning gas.”an era of gaslights and horse-drawn carriages”
- manipulate (someone) by psychological means into questioning their own sanity.”in the first episode, Karen Valentine is being gaslighted by her husband”
It is a form of manipulation. This is probably the top choice for narcissists. Below is a trailer of Gaslight, a perfect movie to explain, where this phrase came from
“Because I am mad, I have betrayed you. And because I’m mad, I’m rejoicing in my heart, without a shred of pity, without a shred of regret, watching you go with glory in my heart!”
Someone gaslighting you can make you feel like you’re going crazy. I would not wish it on my worst enemy.
Below is a presentation of a few things someone who is gaslighting you may say.