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Unraveling Gaslighting and Other Manipulative Schemes

"Like a sinister fog, gaslighting engulfs the mind, leaving it shrouded in doubt and vulnerable to manipulation." by Michael Corthell 'Gaslighting' is a cunning tactic used by individuals or entities to exert control over others, causing the victims to doubt their own reasoning and perception of reality. Its effectiveness is more significant than one might imagine. Any person can fall prey to 'gaslighting', and it is a commonly employed technique by abusers, dictators, narcissists, and cult leaders. The process is insidious, gradually dimming the victim's awareness, much like slowly reducing the intensity of a light, until they are unaware of the extent to which they've been manipulated. A classic illustration of 'gaslighting' can be seen in the movie "Gaslight" (1944), where a man manipulates his wife to the point of making her believe she is going insane. The primary tactic used in 'gaslighting' is the outright fabri

WHAT IS PROPAGANDA: 22 Propaganda Techniques Everyone Needs to Know

_____________________________ by Michael Corthell Let the consumer and the voter beware. Yes, politics and marketing have a lot in common. The following list is a primer that will help you become a smart consumer and a wise voter. At the end of this list, I've included a video lecture that summarizes propaganda and also provides a history. Study it and do your own research. Accurate information will keep you from being ripped off and just might help keep you stay free(or realize you are not!). (It should be noted that all of the following share a commonality: dishonesty or outright lies. It should also be mentioned that 'The Big Lie' is also a propaganda technique sometimes used by dishonest politicians and marketers and that False Equivalence  or false balance may be the most deceptive of all the propaganda techniques because it sounds true on its face.) 1. NAME CALLING or STEREOTYPING : The name-calling technique links a person, or idea, to a negative symbol. The

[Branding] ...leaving your mark on the world...

"Be yourself; no base imitator of another, but your best self. There is something which you can do better than another."  - Ralph Waldo Emerson Don't confuse positive self-promotion(personal branding) with the narcissism that goes on all day with Facebook and Twitter and Instagram posts.

[Meditation] Mesmerize me...

“Hypnosis is a normal and natural way of knowing your inner self and augmenting it with virtues like self-belief.” ― Dr Prem Jagyasi You are the writer, producer, and director for your subconscious mind's stage play.

How to Communicate Tactfully

by Michael Corthell We've all had to do it―had to tell someone painful or sensitive information at some point in our lives―perhaps some constructive criticism, and knowing that truthfulness is all important, it can be difficult for us to do. What is the best way to give someone 'the news' with honesty? We learn to do it with tact . ''Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip.'' ― Winston S. Churchill When you learn to communicate tactfully, you will strengthen your reputation and build your credibility . Being honest and tactful allows you to keep relationships and build new ones. Your tactful approach shows character, integrity, and maturity. It shows that you are a professional. Tact will also demonstrate that you are well mannered. Communicating with grace and consideration will make you a stand out. You will then get noticed for the right reasons and this can mean more opport