This example is from dating, but most of these dynamics apply to general socialization as well.
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Is there any covert power move here?
Pick the answer that applies.
The hint gives away quite a lot, so only check it if you have absolutely no idea.
One of these we have already seen.
The other one it’s new, so it will require some of your own unique analysis.
How is “I promise” a covert power move?
Pick all that apply.
It’s not easy, so feel free to check the hint if you want to know how many of them are correct.
This is a common question:
Why should you even care about social and power dynamics?
Well, why do you think you should?
Pick those that apply.
How could you change the power dynamics of this interaction?
A bit of a trick question, actually.
Look at this exchange.
And focus on the highlighted text:
Is this a covert power move?
Think of the definition of a covert power move.
It’s anything that seems neutral -or even kind- but that potentially disempowers you.