What is gaslighting?
Gaslighting refers to manipulative actions that cause one to question their reality.
Gaslighting was originally only understood in the confines of personal relationships. Mita Mallick and many others have done the work to bring awareness to gaslighting as something that also occurs frequently, even if unintentionally, in our workplaces.
Who is Mita Mallick?
What does it mean to be a gaslighter?
Some Common Traits or Behaviors of a Gaslighter Are:
Exhibits low self-worth or self-esteem
Constantly points out others’ flaw
Responds negatively to criticism
Shows narcissistic tendencies
Spotting Red Flag Language
Don’t be so sensitive.
You don’t know what you're talking about.
You’re being defensive.
You’re making too big a deal out of it.
Hiring Culture Fit
The foundation of culture fit and community are often based on similarity, creating harmony, and avoiding disagreement. Culture and community often infers that employees share common values, reach similar decisions, approach work similarly, and share common goals. But what makes one fit well into the community may be the very thing that excludes diversity of color, gender, ethnicity, and even thought. It’s not that hiring employees who fit your culture is a bad idea. It’s just tricky to navigate and more complicated than just hiring people who “share your values.”
To hear more about hiring for community and culture,