I am not sure I know. I am too lazy to play psychological games. I gave up. I just stare at people for long enough to make judgement call. That’s my only tactic. The simplest way for me to navigate social politics.
Perhaps I am too paranoid. Or pessimistic.
I think that I have reason to be.
There are lots of people who are lazier than I am.
Most of the “advice” I see chucked around is actually passive influence.
I see it every day.
I saw it this morning.
Someone said, “What should I do about X?”
The advice giver