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Your Ultimate Guide to Toxic Tactics of Emotional Abuse that Have Taken Over Our Culture

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What are Toxic Tactics?

Toxic Tactics of Emotional Abuse and Manipulation are forms of communication that are purposely deceitful and hurtful, intended to disempower you, disarm you, and even question your own wisdom and sanity. These tactics -- like name-calling, mocking, blaming, exaggerating, gaslighting, and relentless lying -- are used in abusive relationships, and today, they are used by certain public officials and their supporters, creating an effect of civil society under attack. 

How do toxic tactics affect you? 

When lies are normal, when personal attacks and name-calling are cheered, when facts are replaced by "alternative facts" -- it can be crazy-making. This is not an Orwell novel but our current reality. We are living in a head-splitting time of toxic political discourse, when hate, lies, and emotional manipulation have become legitimized and emboldened. 

You might think of it as the Trump Slump -- in a word, debilitating. 

It's like living in an emotionally abusive relationship -- with your leaders, with your community, with your entire society.  

It can feel like you are being gaslit every time you turn on the news -- are you going insane, or are they? It can make you feel powerless, even like you're losing your mind.

What can you do about it? 

Learn to fight back. Know how to  respond to Toxic Tactics. There are tools for naming and neutralizing the toxicity --  tactics that you can call out, lies you can expose, ways to undeflect the deflections.  

This is a new kind of war, but we CAN win. 

As when any new culture emerges, we must identify the tactics acquire new skills,  and practice our own tactics of emotional and verbal self-defense -- together. The first step is to name it. What comes after that? Follow this blog to find out. 

In short, BE A #LIONESS. 

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