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Alpha male Jocko Willink gets checked: the "quick meta" technique

Glenn: (calm voice, high-power attitude) You do NOT seem like a New England (a bit of a power move of its own)
Jocko: (super intense) Or do I seem like (pause, stares at him)
Glenn: (smile, but controlled, not out of fear) I mean don't go hostile on me

That was really good.

The long version of meta would have been out of place.

But this quick version, calling out the hyper-intensity was really good.

Not necessary in this case, but good to have in your repertoire.

Ignoring would have also been OK, in which case he'd just have accepted Jocko's intensity as his normal way of dealing with others.

Have you read the forum guidelines for effective communication already?

Ignoring would have also been OK, in which case he'd just have accepted Jocko's intensity as his normal way of dealing with others.

Jocko seemed to continue with his dominant behaviour.
But I suppose Jocko will probably think twice about using a super intense, dominant frame on him in the future.

Do you think saying the following in a joking tone would work?

Has anyone told you that you're a bit intimidating?

Or something like

Man, you're intense. (in a wow tone)

Glenn seems to be warm and high power.
I think it's the combination of being expressive while having a calm & controlled demeanour with a good frame control.

I should watch the podcast.
Looks really interesting!

The intensity is part of Jocko's style.

And he's also very low warmth, which makes it potentially challenging to deal with him.

I like the "man, you're intense", albeit without the "wow tone".
I'm not sure how that would sound like, but anything "wow" would push Jocko further up and potentially push you lower -"wow" is admiration, and it's those who are lower down who admire-.

Have you read the forum guidelines for effective communication already?
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