I see this kind of behaviour in the workplace, where people are often held hostage of the gaslighter, who is also the ring leader. The person who is victimized is marginalized and made to feel unworthy, ridiculed, demoralized. Our society is ill-equipped to deal with this kind of behaviour. Thank you for shedding light on this toxic practice and for suggesting to disengage. I wonder what can be done in the workplace, when you cannot just move elsewhere.