Do People Bend to Your Will?

LIFESTYLE

By: Mark Lichtenstein

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Some people can make others do what they want by being nice. Others are more prone to use the stick. Some will even resort to lies. Can you bend others to your will?

How many times must you ask a subordinate to do something before they do?

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How many times must you ask a child to do something before they do?

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When you ask your mother to stop doing something like calling at inappropriate hours, does it work?

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When your boss hands out assignments, how likely are you to get the one you want?

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When someone approaches you on the street to get you to sign a petition, how do they react when you tell them to leave you alone?

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When your religious leaders criticize your behavior, and you justify it, how do they take it?

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When you make a mistake at work and ask someone else to take the blame, do they?

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Are you a good salesman?

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Are you good at chatting up strangers?

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How are you at haggling for a used car?

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Can you talk your way out of a parking ticket?

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Can you talk your way out of a speeding ticket?

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Can you lie effectively to someone you know well?

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Is lying to those close to you okay?

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Is lying to strangers okay?

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Have you ever used gaslighting on a stranger?

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Have you ever used gaslighting at work?

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Have you used gaslighting at home?

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Have you ever used equivoque at work?

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Have you ever used equivoque at home?

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How are you at dual reality?

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Can you pull off an instant induction on a total stranger?

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Can you pull off an instant induction on someone you know well?

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Can you come up with a good pattern interrupt on the fly?

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Can you physically intimidate strangers?

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Can you physically intimidate someone you know well?

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Can you give an order with total assurance in your voice, as though you expect to be obeyed?

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Do you know how to get good blackmail evidence?

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Do you know how far you can push a victim of blackmail before they break?

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How far will you go to get others to do what you want?

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