Q & A – what is distorting reality?

Distorting reality refers to the act of manipulating or altering the perception of what is true or real. This can be done intentionally or unintentionally, and can take many different forms.

In the context of a narcissist controlling the story, distorting reality might involve denying facts, exaggerating or minimizing details, or selectively highlighting certain aspects of a situation while ignoring others. For example, a narcissist might twist a conversation or event to make it seem like they were the victim, or to make themselves appear more important or competent than they really are.

Distorting reality can also be a form of gaslighting, which is a tactic often used by abusers to make their victims doubt their own perceptions of reality. In gaslighting, the abuser may deny that certain events or conversations ever took place, or they may present a distorted version of events that is designed to make the victim question their own memory or sanity.

Overall, distorting reality is a way of manipulating the truth to serve one’s own interests or agenda, and can be a harmful and manipulative tactic in relationships and other social contexts.

©Linda Turner http://parentalalienationpas.com 2023

Author: Linda Turner

Coaching and Therapy Currently studying Psychotherapy , Cognitive psychology, Hypnotherapy. Qualified NLP, EMDR and CBT therapist. REIKI Master. I believe in truth, honesty and integrity! ≧◔◡◔≦

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