Monday, February 18, 2013

Power = respect

I sometimes see people asking in emails to me or in the comments section -- how do I get a sociopath to fear and/or respect me. The answer, I think, is that sociopaths aren't really such a different audience from normal people. Sociopaths will fear or respect you if you have power. Some people might disagree with this with arguments maybe about how sociopaths don't respect positions of authority. Yeah, not fake power. And maybe they don't cow before the powerful as much as your typical sheep will. But I think they do recognize power and take it into consideration.

It reminds me of my recent trip to the bush. We frequently stayed in tents in the middle of animal preserves. The guide told us to not be afraid of the animals, that the animals for the most part see the tents as a solid object and won't mess with them. I think that's basically how sociopaths see power arrangements. If something looks solid and sort of immovable to us, we'll probably just leave it alone and move onto something more obviously vulnerable.

Here's a video on acquiring power from Stanford Business School professor Jeffrey Pfeffer.



55 comments:

  1. Firsty's. Suck it. All of you.

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  2. "If something looks solid and sort of immovable to us, we'll probably just leave it alone and move onto something more obviously vulnerable."

    that was awesome.

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  4. Also i'd mention, that socios are sometimes interested in powergames, with people that are obviously "more" powerfull, which doesn't apply on sheep.

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    1. Precisely. Sometimes it's so much more fun to fuck around with someone with a lot of power. It's like a high that you can't get from anything else. The satisfaction lasts a little longer than what you get from manipulating the empaths.

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  5. Great article. In every day life, there are multitudes of power games. If you are dumb and blind to them, you are going to be roadkill. Take it from me because I was ~

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    1. Hey M.Brig and lazy Zoe!!!!

      How are you both today???

      PS- Zoe, why is your name "Lazy Zoe" today? Is it because you didnt want to sign in? LOL

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    2. Hey Everyone!

      PS: For someone, who's talking about power, his rhetoric really sucks.

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    3. @Rich

      how do yo know i didn't sign in?

      @MyMind

      in what way? i thought it was okay.

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    4. LOL Zoe, 1 reason.......

      1. Because usually your name only says Zoe and when somebody is signed in you can click on their name, this time it said "lazy zoe" and you couldnt click on the name ;)

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    5. @MyMind

      oh i thought you were referring to ME's post.

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    6. @Rich

      you can post as anonymous or with a made up name when you're signed in. but you have to sign in to post. earlier today we were able to post without signing in. i noticed this when i saw the spam bot post, so signed and posted as lazy zoe just to see if i could.

      the anonymous posters you see here, and also the ones with names you can't click on, are all regular members who are signed in but are playing around or wanting to post anonymously for some reason.

      lazy zoe also has the day off today. :)

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    7. LOL Oh okay I see!!!!! Thank you for the explanation, now I understand how it works alot better.....

      Iam "off" today too!!!! I just started getting 2 days worth of methadone to take home (Saturaday n sunday) so you dont have to come in because I quit smoking weed they let me get takehomes cause Iam clean otherwise.......... But since today was a holiday I got to get 3 takehomes!!!!

      It's nice not having to go there everyday!!!! Tommoroe I have to see my regular doctor for my Xanax and Temazepam prescrptions though :)

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    8. Rich
      When did you start getting agoraphobic or just phobic, in general?

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    9. Monica- I think I have had alot of the symptoms for almost all of my life, but they werent bad or crippling until about age 11-12, when I started middle school....... Than at 13 when when I discovered smoking weed helped me a great deal and continued to use it daily until a few months ago.......

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    10. hey rich i didn't know you had agoraphobia. what a drag. did you write about it here? i missed a bunch of your posts a while back, so may have missed it.

      i'm glad to hear you're having some down time too :-)

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    11. Monica said she has agorophobia , too :0

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    12. I tend to it. I have never been complete. Thank God.

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    13. I started being really phobic from the time I was very young.

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  8. Truth is powerful and it prevails.
    ~ Sojourner Truth

    Whoever is new to power is always harsh.
    ~ Aeschylus

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  9. it often funny to me that ppl in power don't have anny power (or are afraid of it)
    i can't help but think it's there bosses that are afraid of someone talking back

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    1. a structure like that does not work wil make the organisation weaker and weaker

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  10. reading a new book memoires of a pimp
    (running an escort service)
    it's a testament to his ego
    everyone is bad he's good
    all the men are stupid he is smart
    you can just smell the selfhate and frustration

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    1. I guess he's not the brightest tool in the tool shed, huh?

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  11. I think what people are really asking is "how can I get the upper hand when I don't have power over my socio of interest?" and the answer is that you can't. I have found that it is more important with a socio to have a clear understanding of what they want and what motivates them. If you can accept yourself as a resource for the socio and dole out those resources on your terms you will be in a better position to appear as powerful to the socio.

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    1. LOL Why are all these spammers here today? Sociopaths have an overabundance of testosterone, they dont need Viagra!!!!! LOL!

      Iam young so I dont need it either, YET......

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    3. LOL Rich!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  13. integrity = respect
    power = what can you do for me?

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  14. "When dating I can choose to manipulate/charm but what's in it for me? Getting some long term pet i need to entertain? How nice... for them"

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  15. What do you do if someone resists all ur stories..sticks upright ..and tells you to get lost...wud you
    1.abuse back and call names
    2.go away quietly
    3.plan revenge
    4.get puppy and try again
    thanks

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