Know Thine Enemy…

…but know yourself better! 🙂
(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

Psychological manipulation is a type of social influence that aims to change the behavior or perception of others through abusive, deceptive, or underhanded tactics.    By advancing the interests of the manipulator, often at another’s expense, such methods could be considered exploitative, abusive, devious, and deceptive.

Social influence is not necessarily negative. For example, doctors can try to persuade patients to change unhealthy habits.

Social influence is generally perceived to be harmless WHEN it RESPECTS THE RIGHTS of the influenced to accept or reject it, and is not unduly coercive. Depending on the context and motivations, social influence may constitute underhanded manipulation.

 

Learn to recognise it and CALL IT OUT whenever and wherever you see  it. I see a heck of a lot of it coming (but not exclusively so) from the White House these days. 😦

(I’m looking at you, America).

DJ Trumpy
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love.

4 comments

    • Sadly! Even some of the ‘Good Guys’ are trying to fight Fire with Fire. That really burns me up. 😉

      I’ve had to tone myWP use down a few notches – am putting my time to more self-constructive use!

      These recent posts are my weak attempts to stay in touch with the kinder aspects of human society.

      Thanks for your kind comment. 🙂

      God is within you (every fibre, every cell) ❤

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  1. Don’t forget to look at yourselves. America may be the worse, but we are very far from the ONLY country. Australia has a bundle of its own evil issues as do other nations. There’s some kind of worldwide horror show in progress.

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    • A Timely reminder! 🙂 – and why i started with: Know yourself BETTER (for our Real enemies lie within!)

      It is kinda hard NOT to look at America though seeing as how you’ve gone to so much trouble to make yourselves so noticeable. 😉

      And Trump loudly shouts “Look at MEEE – Look at MEEEEEE!!! to the world.

      …and so sadly most of us do just that. 😦

      God is within you. ❤

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