Manipulation is an exercise in the misuse of control or power over another person; intended as a statement to show that one person can make another do exactly as they wish through some form of coercion.
Manipulation can often be attributed to opposing negative desires, that are aimed against another person in order to achieve the will and domination over those manipulated. People become manipulated for various reasons as well as by various levels of proficiency or malevolence.
Experts in manipulation techniques have a history of using fellow humans as puppets of their desires. Manipulation of others can usually become habitual due to its addictive nature, the ability to make others concede to the willpower of the manipulator's demands is a thrilling experience for some. As with all forms of power exerted over others in order to control a person or a specific outcome success usual creates a desire to exercise power over others on a continual basis.
Manipulation can be passive, were one person impacts the reality of another subtly without any regard for others well being; those manipulated may or may not realize they are being controlled, but are likely to concede if the requirements are easily achievable for them and cause little distress. This is a more seductive form of manipulation, but just as likely to impact others in one way or another; the benefits obtained always balance any disadvantages of adhering to what is required come to make the situation as a win for both the manipulator and the manipulated.
Inducement by reward is a form of manipulation were if the desires of the manipulator are met then some form of reward will be forthcoming; usually a benefit that the manipulated are easily enticed by to achieve a task that they have been required to perform willingly or under some form of duress.
Were manipulation is used to induce others to do what they are unwilling to do without forceful encouragement; it could be for their benefit or more likely that of the manipulator. When a manipulator has the ability to impact someone's life in some way, either negatively or positively, then there is little choice not to concede without a struggle or some form of disadvantage ensuing.
When there are benefits on both sides, for example being manipulated in order to obtain some form of advantage or reward, the case is a two-way street were the manipulated concedes for gain. Doing some task willingly for reward is not being manipulated, subservient for a purpose perhaps but that is all. People are sometimes manipulated into achieving some objective that is in their supposed best interest; the manipulator assuming that they have a better understanding of the situation or have the best interested of the manipulated at heart.
The defenses against manipulation are mostly about first realizing you are being manipulated, then to what extent. The next step is to decide if you are comfortable with that conclusion of the circumstances or whether you will react by rejecting the unwanted control asserted by others. The response will depend on the level of control the manipulator can assert over their victims; also to what level the manipulated are indebted in some way, therefore having to be subservient. Potential advantages to both parties create a reliance that on both sides; the manipulated surrendering control in order to gain some advantage, benefit or financial reward.
Manipulators are on the whole very good negotiators, practicing constantly to gain the advantage, by getting others to do their bidding as easily as possible without objection or resistance. Challenging a manipulator can have interesting outcomes as this results in them questioning their ability to exercise their control at will over others without much resistance. The manipulator may resort to blackmail, enticement, or other forceful means to have their desires met; the stronger the resistance the more force may be applied. Good negotiators always tend to be good manipulators too, molding their will or desires upon others, usually to achieve some form of benefit for themselves.Return - Main Page
Thoughts are the power that creates concepts that advances civilization throughout time. Theories that are created are what form then advance technology. Altered states of consciousness have potential to enable the revelation of knowledge that is obtained outside the normal realms of thought.
Creating abstract thoughts leads to asking questions that in turn lead to answers that provide advancements in knowledge and technology. Thinking different in ways is advantageous and groundbreaking thus enabling the propelling of civilization.
Mental stability is a fine line that borders on genius; the creation of universal concepts cause others to initially ridicule or question them. With confirmation, these concept ideas prove to be revolutionary. Harnessing the ability to tap into the fields of knowledge that exists by using visualization to access a higher realm of knowledge will yield solutions to challenges and lead to achieving expectations.
Changes in thought are enabled through advances in society that empower the minds of people to comprehend and embrace novel ideas and concepts that come to make up the modern world. Less than a century ago some common ideas that are accepted in the modern world would have been seen as ridiculous, unbelievable, even nonsense.
The general consciousness of the world is a frequency that most are in tune with through modern technology. New dimensions of thought are the medium through which civilization advances. The mind has the capacity to create energy that enables the harnessing of the ability to develop new and revolutionary fields of thought.
Consciousness is a constant state of thought, processing not only with what is occurring in the immediate environment but also pursuing ideas, issues, concerns and a large variety of other factors of interest. Seemingly the consciousness never ceases to stop thinking about one thing or other. Throughout the day the mind is constantly ticking over processing stimuli from the senses and a huge variety of thoughts; at night dreams are processed in various intensities, perhaps creating the future or reliving the past in varied forms.
Intuition is also driving thoughts; evaluating, studying, assessing, considering, an unceasing chain of stimuli from within oneself and the environment. Thought has an immense capacity to process any subject, or evaluate issues in order to formulate a solution or resolve complexed problems.
The key impact of thought is survival, the consciousness puts much effort into ensuring survival and managing the numerous aspects that ensure life goes on interrupted in the best possible way available. Thoughts govern and determine your life, therefore it makes sense to control each thought process to achieve or maintain the best possible outcomes.
Thought has potential to create both good and bad end results, as they are used in both constructive and destructive ways. Deceit is born within concealed thought, which is designed to confuse in order to gain some advantage. Being open and forthcoming can have advantages and disadvantages, generally related to who you are dealing with. Generally, it is down to intuition that determines whether you can deal with others is a positive way, or whether you shouldn't trust them and treat them accordingly. Thought can be used to confuse not only others but also oneself through those inner conversations within the mind. The birth of ideas if fully considered is a mystery, how physical matter can create thought concepts is a wonder. The mind is capable of creating thoughts that bring into reality the objects of focused desires. Each new day is a chance to create something wonderful.Return - Main Page
Confusion can be ignited by thoughts, words, and deeds and can be induced purposefully to achieve an agenda, to gain an advantage.
Confusion is often an induced state solely for the purpose of gaining an advantage or upper hand in a negotiation or some facet of life. When a person sets out to specifically cause confusion in order to gain an advantage over others then they are likely to be quite destructive in their nature.
Using confusion as a type of weapon is only as good as the duration it can be maintained. Once others realize the confusion was induced they are likely to either react in kind, become more confident in forcing their demands or walk away in disgust; rarely let their guard down or trust the ones ever again who purposely confused them.
Confusion always has the ability to cause an illusion or dilution of arguments in relation to the true facts. By standing by logical thought, immaterial of the number of detractors offers the way to clarity. Always be fully aware of the value that some people place on causing confusion in order to get their own way.
When some issue is blurry, lacking clarity, the potential for confusion arises if the details can't be verified in order to make the situation perfectly understandable. There are cases were other may make the situation unclear in order to confuse for long enough that they can enact an agenda or idea that would normally be rejected.
It is easy to become bewildered when conflicting information is revealed regarding a subject, especially if the information is from the same source. Under these circumstances either the source is confused, has no clear concept or has two views regarding the issue; or the conflicting views were proposed purely to cause confusion.
By keeping a clear thought process it is possible to identify when the lack of clarity is caused by others, either purposely or not; at such times this should be highlighted, irrespective of the stigma that may be involved with stating the information is unclear. Maintaining the legitimacy of your thoughts at such times is important, if others have some agenda then they will be likely to demonize anyone who questions their logic or asking for further clarification. Avoid building bridges through making assumptions, staying focused on facts is the easiest way to clarity.
When others try hard to convince you that you are confused it is the time to realize that some mischief is being unleashed; ask for clear clarification of all points that seem off whack, irrespective of the rebuffs that may be directed towards you. Be confident in your logic and unwavering in the legitimacy of your thought process; pressure the ones using confusion as a weapon to clarify themselves regarding anything that is unclear or sounds unfounded. There are times when others may be confused and thereby cause confusion by not saying exactly what they mean; for whatever reason, they may have legitimate or otherwise causes for these actions.
Accepting a version of facts, that doesn't sit well with you, as expected by everyone else has the potential for giving into peer pressure. When something doesn't make sense or seems wrong, avoid letting others lead you down a path that is designed to gain your undesired acceptance by applying some form of pressure. It is difficult to identify the truth when conflicting information is presented as truth; in cases of error truth soon surfaces, but when confusion is at play the facts are difficult to pin down.
Facts if distorted or out of sync with personal beliefs can cause confusion; how much confusion depends on the divide that exists between one's understanding and beliefs and the interpretation of the current reality's circumstances.Return - Main Page