Understanding Manipulation: Emulation

Understanding Manipulation: Emulation

By Monolith | Monolith Insight | 13 Aug 2020


The total victory of a manipulator is to make the individual feel and believe that the ideas arise from their own reasoning.


The human being shows a natural tendency to emulate. Needless to say, without the power of emulation and mass media, industries like fashion for example would never be so profitable. This apply to politics, and basically any form of marketing/propaganda. When emulating what he sees in media such as television, social networks, magazines... the individual does not reason about the convenience of emulating, instead he justify his emulation.

People do not tend to reason their future behaviors, but to justify their past ones. Knowing this important principle, manipulators will invite you as soon as possible to participate in their activities, campaigns, etc. leaving the most important job to your own brain: to justify your participation. This way you will believe that the reasoning is yours, when in reality your reasoning would have justified any action you had taken. This principle that we will call "self conclusion" is reinforced by social emulation.

Manipulation is all around you in every ad, in every campaign and in every line you read in the news. Good manipulators make effective use of exaggeration and ambiguity (such things as "we will do better" or "there will be less unemployment" if you think it just a bit are mere ambiguities), thus creating false emotional expectations that do not present concrete and measurable goals, but abstract aspirations.

Next time we will approach other aspects of the individuals that makes them susceptible to manipulation. For the time being, don't forget to Like, Subscribe and leave your opinion in the comments. Be authentic.

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