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I have just discovered this YouTube channel on criminal psychology.

The videos seem very well done and well analyzed.
And it includes actual footage of police interrogation, together with the tricks, manipulation and power moves they use.

It should not be the first priority for people learning social skills and power dynamics since criminal psychology concerns the extremes more than the norm, but once one has reached a good level, than this channel can be a goldmine to add that 5%.

 

 

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It looks very cool!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgLtypfhc147PXZuA5nfRbg

This channel (Art of Verbal War) has some cool videos that I need to rewatch cause I dont really remember to well

Thank you for sharing Stef! Will look into that one later.

 

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I'm listening to former mafia boss Michael Franzese while eating.

And I've also started reading Gravano's book "Underboss".

SO much to learn about strategies and power dynamics in the mafia (and organized crime in general): it's a concentrated incubator to learn about power dynamics, Machiavellianism, and people's psychology.

This is a great video example for those who want to have a taste:

 


P.S.: Changed the subject from a specific channel, to general YB recommendations

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Yea, I would watch this while eating lunch:

I'm thinking about doing a breakdown to refine my awareness of social and power dynamics.

One with no commentary is here:

I see this thread today. I already listened a bit to Franzese in the past. I'm going to listen more. Thanks for sharing this recommendation.

LEARNING TO HANDLE PHYSICAL THREATS

In the past, I used to follow a Facebook channel, then a YouTube channel called "Real Violence for Knowledge".

I liked it a lot, but it slowed down with the content.

Then I discovered a much bigger and more famous channel called "Active Self-Protection".

The guy has tons of videos and I subscribed.

He's great at marketing and his vids are a mix of edgy type of entertainment, educational, and various paid promotions.
I learned a lot from him, but I also recognized some mistakes here and there.
Sometimes he misses opportunities for using collaborative frames in de-escalation, and I don't think he's Machiavellian enough when it comes to the use of force.

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Quote from Lucio Buffalmano on February 23, 2021, 3:49 am

LEARNING TO HANDLE PHYSICAL THREATS

Sometimes he misses opportunities for using collaborative frames in de-escalation, and I don't think he's Machiavellian enough when it comes to the use of force.

Lucio, I'm not sure what it means by Machiavellianism when it comes to the use of force.
Would it be convenient for me to ask?

Would this mean

  • Dirty fighting techniques incorporating the psychology of the assailant
  • Using verbal techniques and power dynamics to gain the upper hand in the situation
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Quote from Matthew Whitewood on February 23, 2021, 5:55 aa

Lucio, I'm not sure what it means by Machiavellianism when it comes to the use of force.
Would it be convenient for me to ask?

Would this mean

  • Dirty fighting techniques incorporating the psychology of the assailant
  • Using verbal techniques and power dynamics to gain the upper hand in the situation

It could be, but not necessarily.

Machiavellian is about thinking in strategic terms, and that can also mean when not to use force because of where it can lead in the next 2-3 steps, or long-term.

To pull the exact examples it would take a long time to analyze here, but I took some notes for the Machiavellian article.

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Quote from Lucio Buffalmano on February 23, 2021, 6:37 am

Machiavellian is about thinking in strategic terms, and that can also mean when not to use force because of where it can lead in the next 2-3 steps, or long-term.

Thanks, this means to be an effective long-term planner, you need a good dose of Machiavellianism because people are an important portion of your strategy.

To pull the exact examples it would take a long time to analyze here, but I took some notes for the Machiavellian article.

Thanks a lot already for sharing those channels.

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