The smear campaign.
Not the character assassination – that is to YOUR face, but with the smear campaign lies are propagated about you to your family, friends, neighbours, colleagues, the post man and the dog.
Smear campaigns vary in topic, breadth and intensity but they usually do occur . If you were not smeared you probably just did not get to hear what was being said about you. More usually, because we want you to learn about what we are saying about you, although not until it is too late for you to do anything about it, we will have concocted some untruths about you and spread them around through a variety of methods of dissemination.
Did you find out that you were being described as a drunk and an alcoholic who was downing a bottle of sauvignon blanc before lunchtime? Perhaps you learned that you had become the neighbourhood bike as ribald tales of you being gang banged on the children’s slide in the back garden did the rounds? Maybe you were told that the rumour was you had fleeced your ex-husband out of thousands and that you had gained a reputation as being a gold digger? Perhaps you found yourself being shunned by people and you realised this was because you had been smeared as being an unpleasant friend who spread gossip and behaved in a two-faced manner? Maybe you were even being labelled as a narcissist, by the narcissist?
Whatever it was and if it was more than one of the descriptions below you can choose all that are applicable before casting the vote, choose from the options below and also expand on your experience in the comments section.
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