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Lynsky-esque Mind Fuckery
« on: January 02, 2019, 05:12:09 PM »
I confess. I use this fairly frequently.  It's not really something Lynsky taught me, but developed on my own ....probably from seeing "these aren't the droids you're looking for." hhh

In short, you just tell people what they said --whether they said it or not.  Obviously, it works best on nebulous concepts or ideas.

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Re: Lynsky-esque Mind Fuckery
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2019, 07:05:57 PM »
You ever sit in on a timeshare presentation? Jenn and I sat through one a long time ago to get some tickets to Disneyland.  I was wondering how they could afford to give them away, then I witnessed about a third of the room was sold the pitch by the time we were isolated from the group. 

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Re: Lynsky-esque Mind Fuckery
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2019, 10:25:35 PM »
>timeshare

*Almost* did at DisneyWorld for their -then new- condos being built on piers out in the lake.  But I could feel my wallet quivering and KNEW these guys would be top-notch.

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Re: Lynsky-esque Mind Fuckery
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2019, 06:04:17 AM »
>>I could feel my wallet quivering

I am kind of scared to go to one of those meetings. They are great at what they do and I would be scared I would sign up.

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Re: Lynsky-esque Mind Fuckery
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2019, 10:33:55 AM »
You have reminded me about how shite April fools stuff is online. Not clever or funny these days.


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Re: Lynsky-esque Mind Fuckery
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2019, 02:31:17 PM »
>Not clever or funny these days.

Wait until deepfakes-generated content start to kick in.

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Re: Lynsky-esque Mind Fuckery
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2019, 07:24:35 PM »
They are great at what they do and I would be scared I would sign up.

The one who did our presentation was dumb as a stone. I asked about "opportunity costs" of that money and she had no idea what I was talking about. Several other QA exchanges went that way.

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Re: Lynsky-esque Mind Fuckery
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2019, 04:23:44 PM »
>In short, you just tell people what they said --whether they said it or not.

Any distant enough examples you can share?

Somewhat related, I recently read a book on body language by and ex FBI examiner. Pretty interesting stuff on signals people send whether they know it and try to repress them or not.