A young woman wonders if she is being gaslighted in her relationship.

Am I Being Gaslighted? Take the Quiz

4 min.

Gaslighting can have significant impacts on your mental health. Take this quiz to learn if you have faced gaslighting in your relationship.

By: Charlie Health Editorial Team

Clinically Reviewed By: Dr. Don Gasparini

April 4, 2024

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Disclaimer: This quiz is not a diagnostic tool or substitute for professional mental health advice. It is not meant to imply the prevalence of any mental or physical health issue(s).

What do the results of this gaslighting quiz mean? 

This quiz isn’t meant to diagnose any mental health conditions, and it isn’t a substitute for professional mental health support. Instead, this quiz is designed to help you understand how likely it is that you’ve faced gaslighting in your relationship. Knowing your risk of having faced gaslighting can help you recognize unhealthy patterns in your relationships and take steps to address them.

What is a normal score on this quiz? 

There is not a “normal” score on this gaslighting quiz, as experiences of gaslighting can vary due to the complexities and uniqueness of relationships. However, the results of this quiz exist on a spectrum of gaslighting, ranging from a low likelihood of experiencing gaslighting to a high likelihood of experiencing gaslighting. Interpret the score in the context of your own experiences and thoughts within your relationship rather than comparing it to a predefined “normal.”

What is a low score on this quiz? 

A low score on this quiz reveals that it’s unlikely you have experienced gaslighting. This most likely means you rarely or never experienced the examples listed in the quiz. While a low score might suggest a healthier relationship, it doesn’t necessarily mean that all aspects of the relationship are problem-free. Getting professional help can still be useful in understanding your relationship better.

What is a high score on this quiz?

A high score on this quiz reveals that you’ve most likely experienced gaslighting. This probably means you often or very often experienced the examples listed in the quiz. Professional support can help you grow your sense of self-worth, rebuild confidence, and navigate the complexities of addressing gaslighting behavior within your relationship.

Who is this gaslighting quiz for?

This gaslighting quiz is designed for anyone who wants to know if they’ve faced gaslighting in a relationship. While not a diagnostic tool, this quiz is intended to help people gain clarity on their relationship and empower them to take steps toward healing and establishing healthier boundaries.

Keep in mind that this quiz does not replace advice from a licensed mental health provider. After taking this quiz, it may be helpful to connect with a mental health professional who can support you in processing how your relationship may involve gaslighting behavior or psychological abuse and provide you with tools to understand your experiences and cultivate a healthy relationship.

How can taking this gaslighting quiz be helpful?

This gaslighting quiz can help you understand if what you’re experiencing in a relationship might be gaslighting. It can make you aware of the signs and confirm that your feelings are valid, which is especially helpful if you’ve been doubting yourself. The quiz can guide you to see your situation more clearly and encourage you to look for support from friends, family, or professionals.

Since gaslighting can occur in any relationship, it’s best to focus on one relationship at a time when taking this quiz. You may take it multiple times to assess if gaslighting may be present in different relationships.

What is gaslighting?

Gaslighting is a form of psychological manipulation in which a person, often in a position of power or authority, seeks to undermine someone else’s perception of reality or sanity. This manipulative tactic typically involves the perpetrator lying or twisting the truth, making you feel like your feelings and experiences don’t matter and making you doubt your memory or judgment.

Gaslighting tactics can include lying, withholding information, or even directly contradicting evidence to make the victim doubt their own thoughts, emotions, and sense of reality. Over time, gaslighting can erode the victim’s self-confidence, causing them to question their sanity and become increasingly dependent on the perpetrator for validation and guidance. It’s a subtle and insidious form of emotional abuse that can have long-lasting effects on the victim’s mental and emotional well-being.

Does personality relate to gaslighting?

Personality plays a significant role in gaslighting dynamics, affecting both the abuser and the victim, research shows. Studies indicate that for abusers, traits such as detachment, disinhibition, and psychoticism are positively linked with engaging in gaslighting behaviors. Victims of gaslighting tend to exhibit traits such as antagonism, disinhibition, and psychoticism, which are associated with experiencing gaslighting from their partner.

Additionally, research has shown that individuals with Dark Tetrad traits, including Machiavellianism, narcissism, psychopathy, and sadism, are more likely to accept and employ gaslighting tactics within their romantic relationships. These results highlight how different personality traits can affect how people act in relationships, especially when it comes to behaviors like gaslighting. It shows that certain personality traits can make someone more likely to use gaslighting tactics, while others might make someone more vulnerable to experiencing them from their partner.

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