Super entertaining “vent” about peeps you’ve perceived to play the oneupmanship card with you (which is really what you’re referring to here).
And don’t take this as a slight, but intellectual pomposity doesn’t fall under the Gaslighting label. What does, however, is calculated attempts by another (usually an intimate partner whose in an abusive dynamic with you) to make you question your sanity.
But promise… pretentious professorial types simply out to “get a rise out of you,” are just Dickheads, not legit Gaslighters.
Let’s get our labels straighr. ✌