Narcissists often participate in an activity called "gaslighting". Gaslighting is a form of emotional abuse in which the abuser manipulates situations repeatedly to trick the victim into distrusting his or her own memory and perceptions. It is an insidious kind of abuse and it makes victims question the very instincts they have counted on their whole lives, making them unsure of anything. Gaslighting can make it more than likely that victims will believe whatever their abusers inform them regardless regarding their very own connection with the situation. It often precedes other kinds of emotional and physical abuse because the victim of gaslighting is a lot more prone to be in other abusive situations at the same time.