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Definitive dictionary of power

Quote from Lucio Buffalmano on October 5, 2020, 8:41 pm


"Feedback is very welcome. Especially "tough love" feedback.

Can you think of a more intuitive name?

And does the infographic look too childish with the cats figures?"


I think the infographic is great, the cat on the left very fitting in particular, but the one in the middle being the "visually realistic" one is genius in the context. That you present it as a continuum is also a good idea, that presents it very effectively.

I would name the cat in the middle "fair collaborator" because ultimately thats the core of the issue, it's about respect for yourself and others as well - fairness for both at the same time - win-win.

The left side of the continuum lacks respect for oneself, the right side the respect for others, though the right side is way worse, because they actively harm. That's a bit of a downside of the presentation as it is now, if you are the one in the middle you can still make win-wins with the left side  but not so easily with the ones at the right side. You could add a type of darker coloring and/or visual separation on the right side to indicate that they are a scammer basically.

"Smart" doesn't really reflect fairness for both sides and it's too cold for me, phones are "smart" nowadays, and this doesn't make me think of fairness or respect for yourself or others, but more of an investor who sold at the right time (while others lost).

 

The cat on the left should also have another name because only the 1/3 of the types will scalp her, maybe something in the direction of "shy collaborator".

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what about:

"enlightened collaborator"

enlightened has a pro-social flavor to it, and also a "I am not-naive edge."

and sounds like you are thinking long-term smart and from a higher(eagle)perspective since you are a Power Moves/Power University student and not some random fool :)!

 

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Thank you so much guys, incorporated some from all of your feedbback and got to this:

I like "enlightened collaborator", as it makes a good pair with "enlightened leader" as well, who is the individual who adds value to both himself, and the group/individual(s) he leads.

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you are welcome Lucio! and thanks for the visual aid!


SCALPER is such brutal, intuitive, powerful metaphor pregnant with meaning, lol!

to me an enlightener collaborator is someone who makes a serious effort to enlarge the pie and give more to himself, the group he is leador of, and even the other party in the negotiation.

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Exactly.

And "scalper" in trading also refers to day traders who engage in very short-term trading and seek a quick profit in securities exchanges. Often equated to "get in, get the fuck out with a profit", and with a manipulative connotation.

Which also makes it perfect, since we are dealing with scalper in social exchanges, and doing a very similar thing -focusing on short-term exchanges, rather than long term win-win, and being more on the manipulative, shady end of the spectrum.

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As much as we need these terms to describe power-related situations easier, I have a few suggestions:

  • Create acronyms for the terms. Especially if they're long. Inverted social credit scalper could either be InSCS or ISCS. Whatever works
  • If the dictionary gets too big, would we be able to have some sort of "instant search engine" where results come up as you're typing in the text box? It may just be me, but I'm already having a tough time keeping up with all these new words. Then again, I probably don't come onto here as much as the others.

 

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To remember to add to the dictionary:

good-guy punisher

acronyms are cool and sometimes the most needed

problem is they can actually make the reading of a paragraph harder, since you have to remember to what concept every acronym cames from and sometimes the combinations of letters in acronyms are unreadable (making it harder to memorize them)

when I design a word or a name for a concept I always go for similar sounding stuff, and I prefer to create 2 versions:

one that sounds simple...e.g: good-guy punisher, can easily be acronymised as GGP and it is by itself, pretty easy to remember and self-descriptive up to a point I hope.

and the other that use more "sophisticated" and techincal vocabulary, cause it can make you feel cool to use those high sounding words.

Quote from Stef on October 7, 2020, 11:47 am

when I design a word or a name for a concept I always go for similar sounding stuff, and I prefer to create 2 versions:

one that sounds simple...e.g: good-guy punisher, can easily be acronymised as GGP and it is by itself, pretty easy to remember and self-descriptive up to a point I hope.

and the other that use more "sophisticated" and techincal vocabulary, cause it can make you feel cool to use those high sounding words.

I like tihs approach.

They can also go together, for example:

Technical name first (AKA "simple-sounding name to be used more frequently")

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Quote from Stef on October 7, 2020, 11:37 am

To remember to add to the dictionary:

good-guy punisher

yes, was just going to do that, and thank you for reminding me (and coming up with the definition)!

p.s.: if it wasn't true that I was going to do it and if I didn't add "thanks", my sentence above would have been a "credit eraser", since I would have denied Stef of his well-earned credit for reminding me (and coming up with the definition)

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