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Control by false authority, manipulation, intimidation

Written by Steve Morris
circa 1999

     Manipulation–definition–Skillful and efficient deceit using artful, unfair or unobtrusive devices and contrivances in a secret manner in order to control others.
     Intimidation–definition–The use of fear or coercion to force submission to another’s will.
     Domination–definition–To influence the actions and conduct of another to be first in power, influence or rank.
     Practitioners attempt to project an attractive and irresistible image of superior natural and/or supernatural skills, abilities and accomplishments. The attempted techniques, methods and procedures employed are easily recognized:
(1) Projection of guilt upon others by:
     (a) Correction
     (b) Criticism
     (c) Fault finding
     (d) Disapproval
     (e) Condemnation
     (f) Confrontation
     (g) Ignoring an individuals existence
     (h) Circulating malicious opinions
     (i) Non-acceptance into their clique
     (j) Blame
(2) Statements in the form of questions or analogies designed to put others on the defensive.
(3) Not initiating closure when problems surface in a personal relationship, regardless of who is responsible for the problem. They will always depend on the unresolved tension to cause the other party to contact them first to resolve the issue.
(4) Establishing uncertainty of the past, present or future to build insecurity in a person and dependence upon the practitioner’s abilities and information by:
     (a) Altering true information
     (b) Withholding true information
     (c) Issuing false information
     (d) Using big names as information sources
(5) Illegally assuming authority without responsibility, by:
     (a) Outright claims that they have the official sanction of those in charge
     (b) Implied claims they have the official sanction of those in charge
     (c) Manipulating, maneuvering and motivating others to think, feel and choose the way the practitioner wants them to
     (d) “Spiritual” revelations
     (e) Physical authority—violence, temper tantrums, force, sex, drugs, etc.
     (f) Rebelling against established authority
(6) Illegally attempting to assume responsibility without authority.
(7) Declarations of dependency: “You don’t understand how much I need you (depend, trust, etc).” This may be followed by “and how little you care what happens to me.”
(8) Declarations of reverse dependency: “You don’t understand how much you need me (depend, trust, etc).” This may be followed by “and how much I care what happens to you.”
(9) The “Let me show you how to do it” ploy. This makes others realize they do not have the time, talent or temperament to accomplish something, thereby shaming them into letting the practitioner volunteer to do the job.
(10) The “Show me how to do it” ploy. This makes others realize the practitioner does not have the time, talent or temperament to accomplish something, thereby shaming them into volunteering to do the job.
(11) The “I tried to cover for your mistake” routine, “and it:”
     (a) Worked, so you’ve got to repay the favor by doing something for me.
     (b) Didn’t work, so you’ve got to do something to fix the problem.
(12) The “I tried to teach you, but you won’t listen to me, so don’t ask me any more questions” ploy. This ploy is to punish others by instilling a deep sense of loss created by withdrawal of the practitioners (opinionated) “wise counsel.”
(13) Insults directed at others to further distance the practitioner, who by now knows they have failed in their efforts to dominate.
(14) Polarizing groups of people into adverse parties. This is further punishment for failure to recognize the superiority of the practitioner and an attempt to establish control by comparing persons to create competition.
(15) Withdrawal, when suggestions, comments or questions come up about their pronouncements, with simulated:
     (a) Hurt
     (b) Rejection
     (c) Depression
     (d) Physical sickness
     (e) Protests of innocence
     (f) Accusations of others
(16) False remorse, with hypocritical statements of now perceiving how their past activities have hurt others and a seeking of forgiveness for past behavior.
(17) Self-proclaimed martyrdom, usually follows withdrawal or false remorse when the practitioner realizes others are not fooled by their insincerity.
     Withdrawal or self-proclaimed martyrdom is tacit admission of failure to successfully dominate others.
(18) Instigation of difficult, uncomfortable or costly activities for others, which may or may not benefit the practitioner.
     This is their last desperate effort to control others after having been exposed as two-faced hypocrites, gossips and liars. They will eventually resort to their old, more satisfying, tactics in an attempt to force others to depend upon them. This dominating technique, however, may be used at any time by them to control situations, circumstances and social environments.
(19) You may also notice one or more of the following communication techniques.
     They will:
     (1) State the obvious
     (2) Make a mountain out of a molehill
     (3) Play “can you top this”
     (4) Promise beyond their delivery capability
     (5) Stampede into action before all the facts are in
     (6) Edit the facts to dramatize their point
     (7) Keep in constant motion, unconcerned about direction
     (8) State the opposite of the facts, because all else failed.
     Under no circumstances respond directly to their overtures. Do not address the issues they raise. You must respond by stating that they have no responsibility or authority to make such a statement to you, and that they are out of order.
     If your relationship with them has not been that close in the past, you may add that because of their present improper social behavior and breach of etiquette, your mutual relationship certainly won’t be close in the future.
Written by Steve Morris
circa 1999

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