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Types of mass manipulation

The term manipulation represents a certain social situation, which is created on purpose. Its purpose is to influence the reactions, attitudes and behavior of certain persons or a group.There are many types of manipulation like: propaganda, publicity, misinforming, making the person feel guilty, communication, black-mail, intimidation, incitating and victimizing.


The minority has discovered a powerful help in influencing majorities. It has been found possible so to mold the mind of the masses that they will throw their newly gained strength in the desired direction. In the present structure of society, this practice is inevitable. hatever of social importance is, whether in politics, finance, manufacture, agriculture, charity, education, or other fields, must be done with the help of propaganda. !ropaganda is the e"ecutive arm of the invisible government.#niversal literacy was supposed to educate the common man to control his environment. $nce he could read and write he would have a mind fit to rule. %o ran the democratic doctrine. &ut instead of a mind, universal literacy has given him rubber stamps, rubber stamps inked with advertising slogans, with editorials, with published scientific data, with the trivialities of the tabloids and the platitudes of history, but 'uite innocent of original thought. (ach man)s rubber stamps are the duplicates of millions of others, so that when those millions are e"posed to the same stimuli, all receive identical imprints.


*anipulation through publicity is very common and it always works because people dont know what they want when they but a certain product, you cant trust what

people say they like or dont like and people tend to act irationally when they want to buy a product. Thats why with a well done commercial you can influence the minds of the persons and make them buy your product, even if when they think more about it they will realize they dont need it.


*isinformig means causing someone to believe an untruth or giving them wrong information in order to manipulate them and make them follow your ideas. information. hat is different about misinformig is that its not spread intentionalli, being just simply erroneous hen we think we are manipulated thourgh misinformation we have to think if the informations is factual or has a common sense. If it isnt and we suspect it of being wrong we dont have to let ourselves manipulated by it and we dont have to believe it, no matter who says it.

Making the person feel guilty

*any manipulative people tend to make other persons feel guilty in order to follow their ideas. *anipulators are often skilled at using what they know to be the greater conscientiousness of their victims as a means of keeping them in a self-doubting, an"ious and submissive position. The more constientious the potential victim, the more effective guilt is as a weapon. +ood manipulators use this type of techni'ue and it has the best results. sugges. hen people feel guilty for something they try to make everything the other person

!ure communication doesnt e"ist. ,ll communication is an attempt to influence the audience, and if you)re going to do that you might as well do so effectively.!ersuasion

generally appeals to people who are convinced through logos, and even ethos. These are people who ask: where did you get your information- ,re your sources valid and reliable,n e"ample is a new drug, which says it can renew your poor memory, and then it will cite three thousand people who e"perienced memory enhancements because of the drug. ,nother e"ample is a drug that sells products through its well-respected and trusted company name, such as .!fizer made it./ This is a slogan that assures consumers that its products are safe, because of the integrity of its company brand name. !ersuasion can be effective for these people who want something trustworthy to back up assertions and claims


(motional blackmail is a powerful form of manipulation in which people close to us threaten to punish us for not doing what they want. (motional blackmailers know how much we value our relationships with them. They know our vulnerabilities and our deepest secrets. They can be our parents or partners, bosses or coworkers, friends or lovers. 0o matter how much they care about us, they use this intimate knowledge to win our compliance.


Intimidation means the use of fear or coercion to force submission to another1s will.$vert and covert intimidation become more effective when the manipulator is skilled in communicating emotional tenacity, determination, and resolve, sending the message that the other party is no match in a contest with them.

Inciting means stimulate or provoke to action a certain person. manipulation are in connection and the depend sometimes on each other. e can even

stimulate them bu giving them somethig or by intimidating them. These two types of


This tactic involves portraying oneself as an innocent victim of circumstances or someone else)s behavior in order to gain sympathy, evoke compassion and thereby get something from another. $ne thing that covert-aggressive personalities count on is the fact that less calloused and less hostile personalities usually can)t stand to see anyone suffering. Therefore, the tactic is simple. 2onvince your victim you)re suffering in some way, and they)ll try to relieve your distress.his tactic is fre'uently used in conjunction with the tactic of playing the victim role. The aggressor uses this tactic to make it appear he is only responding 3i.e. defending himself against4 aggression on the part of the victim. It enables the aggressor to better put the victim on the defensive.