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Phase 1 - Machiavellian Tactics (Life Lessons You Must Know) by TheUndercover: 7:54am On Feb 21
I will be posting TIM Maxims and some RP Truths on this thread. I hope you enjoy wink. These facts are not for the faint-hearted.

NOTE: I, TheUndercover, won't be responsible on how you use these tactics whether for doing good or bad.

Anyways, we move! cool

I'm not the sole author of these posts.

BRIEF INTRO:

The word "Machiavellian" came from a Florentine diplomat and political theorist Niccolò Machiavelli, whose most famous treatise "The Prince" ('ll Principle' published in 1532) is a guide on how leaders should gain and maintain power when faced with the many dilemmas of ruling.

The Machiavellian leader is someone who views and manipulates others for his own purposes. They will attempt to achieve their personal goals by whatever means necessary. This will involve cheating, bending and breaking rules. In the pursuit of goals, some Machiavellian leaders will even go as far as to hurt others if they think it would be beneficial to them. They easily switch between working with people and using people to achieve their goals.

Nowadays, numerous senior business leaders unknowingly follow to a large extent the unethical advice outlined in Machiavelli's treatise. Without even having heard of the actual text, many contemporary managers adopt a Machiavellian leadership style characterized by being cunning, scheming and unscrupulous in how they manage business and people.

Most business leaders, politicians and top richest men will deny it, but deep inside, they know they use a few of Machiavelli's tactics to gain and maintain power within their organizations.

without further ado, let's get started wink

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Re: Phase 1 - Machiavellian Tactics (Life Lessons You Must Know) by TheUndercover: 7:56am On Feb 21
Any and all weaknesses can be used against you, and in conflict, will be. As such, weaponise your weaknesses by making them known; hide them in plain sight. Wear your weaknesses like armour, flaunt them, and you deprive your opponents the use of ammunition that would otherwise discredit you.

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Re: Phase 1 - Machiavellian Tactics (Life Lessons You Must Know) by TheUndercover: 7:57am On Feb 21
If weakness is speculated, deny it. If weakness is known, spin it. If it is directly observed, dismiss it. Should it look profitable, leverage it for status in the victimhood hierarchy.

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Re: Phase 1 - Machiavellian Tactics (Life Lessons You Must Know) by TheUndercover: 7:57am On Feb 21
Do not defend against your attackers, attack them; justification is a Machiavellian fallacy. Do not justify, stipulate.

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Re: Phase 1 - Machiavellian Tactics (Life Lessons You Must Know) by TheUndercover: 7:59am On Feb 21
When people don’t like you, their questions are attacks. Sometimes these attacks are disguised as concerns, other times they are blatant. Whenever you’re asked a question, gauge the legitimacy of the question. Insincere questions must be met with insincere answers, if any answer at all.

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Re: Phase 1 - Machiavellian Tactics (Life Lessons You Must Know) by TheUndercover: 7:59am On Feb 21
Do not trust those who overwhelm you with questions. They may simply be very curious, but it is more likely they are searching for dents in your armour. The line between curiosity and interrogation is thin, and people do not wear uniforms.

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Re: Phase 1 - Machiavellian Tactics (Life Lessons You Must Know) by TheUndercover: 8:00am On Feb 21
Ignore your ignorer. To ignore your ignorer is to enter a war of most silent attrition. Who will speak first when silence is golden? Whoever speaks first loses. Whoever speaks first admits they need the other more, no matter what plausible deniability they may retroactively invoke to disguise the fact.

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Re: Phase 1 - Machiavellian Tactics (Life Lessons You Must Know) by TheUndercover: 8:01am On Feb 21
Ignoring is a non-response response; no response is a neutral response. Lots of neutral responses hint at a negative underlying sentiment, for people who like you struggle to ignore you.

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Re: Phase 1 - Machiavellian Tactics (Life Lessons You Must Know) by TheUndercover: 8:03am On Feb 21
Real victims suffer in silence, posers pretending to be victims do so to gain money and status. Be wary of “loud victims” they are almost always playacting.

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Re: Phase 1 - Machiavellian Tactics (Life Lessons You Must Know) by TheUndercover: 8:03am On Feb 21
Trust the average woman as much as you trust your government, occasionally there’s a good candidate, most aren’t worth your vote.

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Re: Phase 1 - Machiavellian Tactics (Life Lessons You Must Know) by TheUndercover: 8:05am On Feb 21
Strong personalities hate the weak and distrust the strong. A man who considers himself a king rarely wants to share the room with another.

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Re: Phase 1 - Machiavellian Tactics (Life Lessons You Must Know) by TheUndercover: 8:06am On Feb 21
We’re all players in a game. You’re a player or a piece on the board, you move or you’re moved. You play the game, or the game plays you.

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Re: Phase 1 - Machiavellian Tactics (Life Lessons You Must Know) by TheUndercover: 8:07am On Feb 21
You can’t not play the game. You don’t beat the game by denying the game; death’s the only escape from the game. Until then, play well to live well.

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Re: Phase 1 - Machiavellian Tactics (Life Lessons You Must Know) by TheUndercover: 8:12am On Feb 21
Anything you say can be twisted to make you look bad, and it will be, because that’s power. It’s how hearts and minds are won, politicians and the mass media do it for a living – neither is starving.

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Re: Phase 1 - Machiavellian Tactics (Life Lessons You Must Know) by TheUndercover: 8:12am On Feb 21
If you have a firm grip on Machiavellianism, it will be difficult for women to exploit you. On the flip, they’ll be harder to love too.

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Re: Phase 1 - Machiavellian Tactics (Life Lessons You Must Know) by TheUndercover: 8:14am On Feb 21
The secretiveness of privacy drives people mad, even if there is nothing to hide, the reluctance to reveal creates suspicion. To ensure the safety of a secret, the existence of the secret must be kept secret. As soon as somebody becomes aware of a secret they know not the nature of, they will be compelled to unearth it at any cost, thus threatening the secret.

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Re: Phase 1 - Machiavellian Tactics (Life Lessons You Must Know) by TheUndercover: 8:15am On Feb 21
The difference between an interview and an interrogation is merely a matter of perception, all interviews are a collection of shit tests.

When you are being interrogated and don’t realise it, the topic will rapidly change in order to determine what you’re most uncomfortable with. This topic will then be focused on, I call this vulnerability reconnaissance.

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Re: Phase 1 - Machiavellian Tactics (Life Lessons You Must Know) by TheUndercover: 8:16am On Feb 21
Advice that wasn’t asked for is rarely appreciated, let alone followed. Don’t give advice that isn’t asked for, don’t advise everybody who asks for your insight, only advise those you think worthy. An “I don’t know” will keep things civil without forcing you to waste time.

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Re: Phase 1 - Machiavellian Tactics (Life Lessons You Must Know) by Polynek(m): 8:29am On Feb 21
The write up is very deep

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Re: Phase 1 - Machiavellian Tactics (Life Lessons You Must Know) by Daytrader1: 8:49am On Feb 21
Loved every bit of this read, as it can be related to almost every aspect of life issues not only when it comes to women, this is deep ASF.

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Re: Phase 1 - Machiavellian Tactics (Life Lessons You Must Know) by TheUndercover: 9:36am On Feb 21
There's a lot of freedom in stupidity, playing dumb is oft profitable.

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Re: Phase 1 - Machiavellian Tactics (Life Lessons You Must Know) by TheUndercover: 9:38am On Feb 21
Never hesitate to work on your verbal dexterity, vocabulary and comprehension. Debate lots with people who don't matter. Strong articulation is a form of soft power.

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Re: Phase 1 - Machiavellian Tactics (Life Lessons You Must Know) by Jerry59: 10:45am On Feb 21
Following cool

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Re: Phase 1 - Machiavellian Tactics (Life Lessons You Must Know) by TheUndercover: 11:05am On Feb 21
When you advise people, you reveal more about yourself than you perhaps realise, after all, your advice reflects the core of who you are, it reveals the why and how rather than merely the what. What's are easy to change, why's and how's aren't, they're more identifying

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Re: Phase 1 - Machiavellian Tactics (Life Lessons You Must Know) by TheUndercover: 11:07am On Feb 21
If you want someone to implement your ideas, it's better to make them think your idea is theirs. Plant the seed, give them credit for your thinking, and they'll believe their repetition of your idea makes it their creation.

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Re: Phase 1 - Machiavellian Tactics (Life Lessons You Must Know) by TheUndercover: 11:08am On Feb 21
The quickest way to gain people's trust is to help them

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Re: Phase 1 - Machiavellian Tactics (Life Lessons You Must Know) by tope777(m): 4:33pm On Feb 21
TheUndercover:
The quickest way to gain people's trust is to help them

Fact

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Re: Phase 1 - Machiavellian Tactics (Life Lessons You Must Know) by TheUndercover: 4:33pm On Feb 21
Liking animals and being religious creates an appearance of uprightness, people of illnature wear these appearances to disarm through disguise.

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Re: Phase 1 - Machiavellian Tactics (Life Lessons You Must Know) by TheUndercover: 5:01pm On Feb 21
Beauty oft conceals bad intentions.

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Re: Phase 1 - Machiavellian Tactics (Life Lessons You Must Know) by TheUndercover: 5:02pm On Feb 21
Be magnanimous to friends, civil to strangers and ruthless to foes; furthermore, know who’s who.

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Re: Phase 1 - Machiavellian Tactics (Life Lessons You Must Know) by TheUndercover: 6:47pm On Feb 21
Everyone sees what you appear to be, few experience what you really are.

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Re: Phase 1 - Machiavellian Tactics (Life Lessons You Must Know) by OGWILLS123: 6:48pm On Feb 21
This is some real deep shit niggar sad

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