We believe here that understanding and recognizing manipulation is a fundamental life skill for any empowered individual who wants to enjoy a successful and happy life.
17 Signs of Gaslighting & How to Deal With Them Effectively
Gaslighting is a pattern of win-lose power moves, games and manipulation.
Low-quality people and turkeys gaslight, so learn these signs to avoid them…
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Great Leadership Is Great Manipulation: Jocko Willlink Case Study
Great leadership requires great manipulation. It’s a strong statement, but this website has a track record for opening people’s eyes to subtle (or not so subtle) manipulation and games people play. So keep on reading, and you will understand the dark psychology behind manipulative leadership. Intro Leadership is getting things done with people and through…
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How to Become Machiavellian: Your (Secret) Playbook
This article explains what Machiavellianism is, and teaches you how to become more Machiavellian. We teased out the best information from hundreds of studies, tens of books, and lots of experience.And on the forum, we have the results to prove these strategies work. Are you ready? Let’s start. Machiavelli, author of “The Prince” What’s Machiavellianism…
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21 Conflicts of Interest (Your Boss Doesn’t Want You to Know)
Conflicts of interest are everywhere at work.
Politically intelligent strategies are based on a solid understanding of where the faultines of opposing interests lie.
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8 Strategies of Office Warfare
Office enemies are different than “simple” toxic colleagues, or colleagues who play power moves. Power moves can come from anyone, even from friends sometimes. An enemy instead is an individual who has put you in their cross-hair.Either out of spite or because you stand in the way, they want to harm you.They want to crush…
10 Nasty Games Women Play (Women, Stop These!)
This article focuses on nasty and manipulative games women play during dating and courtship. But for a broader understanding, keep in mind we already discussed mind games women play on this website. For a quick overview: Games women play: an overview of some of the major dating games women play Games women play to get…
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Manipulation: Techniques, Strategies, & Ethics
The definitive dictionary of power dynamics defines manipulation as: The act of influencing and convincing others to embrace beliefs or behaviors that advance the interests of the manipulator, while coming at a cost for the manipulator’s target(s) In this article, we explore: Manipulation techniques Practical examples of manipulation Manipulative strategies for personal success The ethics…
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The Judge Role: A Tool For Emotional Control
We talked about the “judge role” and the “judge frames” many times across this website. And for good reasons: judges are central figures of power dynamics -the emotional side of power dynamics-.Judges are relevant in all realms of human socialization, from general social dynamics to relationship power dynamics, to manipulation, to dating power dynamics. Understanding…
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Dark Psychology: 7 Ways to Manipulate People
In the dictionary of power dynamics, dark psychology is defined as the use of psychological principles in ways that harm the target. There is a lot of interest in dark psychology around the web.But there is not much good information. This article is here to clarify and explain what dark psychology is, what it’s not,…
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Sexual Conflict: How Men & Women Fight The Sex War
Men and women fight an endless war of attrition to gain the sexual upper hand.
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The Modern 48 Laws of Power W/ Examples (Part 2)
This is the modern 48 Laws of Power. It’s the second installment of our “48 Laws of Power for modern Machiavellis” series. This series takes Greene’s work “The 48 Laws of Power” and revisits it with contemporary examples and updated strategies. See here the first installment of the new 48 Laws of Power. Law #17:…
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How Use The 48 Laws of Power (In The 21st Century)
The updated, modernized 48 Laws of Power (Part I)
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The Psychology of Political Manipulation
Turns out, politicians scheme, maneuver and manipulate.
These are 9 ways they do it.
12 Ways Companies Manipulate Employees (W/ Examples)
A different take on corporation communication and strategies as a Machiavellian plot to manipulate employees, and take as much as possible from them
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Mind Games Women Play (& How to Beat Them)
Women play all kinds of games on mem: Manipulative games to control relationships Nasty power games to control dating As a matter of fact, this whole website teaches you about games and how to win the game. But stay with me here for a second before clicking on those other posts. Because in this article…
Female Domestication: How Women Control Men & Relationships
Women end up controlling most of the relationships. This article explains the tools they use to make men serve them.
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How to Make Him Chase You: Definitive Guide
15 scientific and proven techniques to make men chase (and lust) after you
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10 Mind Games Men Play (& How to Handle Them)
A neat list of some of the most common games play. And… How you can play them back.
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How Women Seek to Become “The Prize” In Relationships
Sometimes partners in a relationship will try to set themselves up as the “prize”.
This is an example with a power play I dubbed the “contest power move”.
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10 Mindf*ck Ways To Make Him Value You More
10 techniques to make him value and appreciate you more.
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How Expert Marketers Manipulate (14 Tactics From Tai Lopez)
Tai Lopez persuasion techniques revealed
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