How can I gain power over others?

Discussion in 'Free Thoughts' started by Norsefire, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. Norsefire Salam Shalom Salom Registered Senior Member

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    I'm really interested in how I might be able to gain more power and influence over others, for instance my friends.

    Is there any real technique for gaining this?
     
  2. Tnerb Banned Banned

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    Maybe.
    Elaborate please.
     
  3. Norsefire Salam Shalom Salom Registered Senior Member

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    Power, as in, total control over their thoughts and behavior.

    Or at least being able to get them to do my will.
     
  4. shorty_37 Go! Canada Go! Registered Senior Member

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    I have another question. Why do you want to gain more power and influence over your friends?
     
  5. Norsefire Salam Shalom Salom Registered Senior Member

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    Some people love money; others love fame; for me, I love power, and power makes me happy.

    Besides, why not?:p
     
  6. shorty_37 Go! Canada Go! Registered Senior Member

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    So what do you want them to do? You want them to think exactly like you?
    You want them to think that everything you say is right and to follow it?

    Explain in more detail.
     
  7. Norsefire Salam Shalom Salom Registered Senior Member

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    To think as I do, to follow my orders, etc,

    And to revere me
     
  8. shorty_37 Go! Canada Go! Registered Senior Member

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    Oh, I already have that mastered. :D
     
  9. Tnerb Banned Banned

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    That makes no sense to me.

    Is it impossible to see what you are asking for... or just very difficult to make a decent remark about it.

    Hmm. I would say more but it falls under my category above.
     
  10. Tnerb Banned Banned

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    For instance.

    One could, actually, elaborate on the nature of gaining power from a proper sane position. That is to say, the necessity in how you view things as compared with the way one goes about power struggles and gaining and losses.

    If I were to try and gain power what would I do, what would be my motives, what would be my strength considering my current position. Power is not achieved, through failing to achieve power ... this is so vague ... power is achieved through how you desire to achieve power?

    Is this not obvious? Or is it very unclear reading what I wrote (or both)?


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  11. superluminal . Registered Senior Member

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    Yea, but you have tits. Makes all the difference...
     
  12. Betrayer0fHope MY COHERENCE! IT'S GOING AWAYY Registered Senior Member

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    Norsefire and I must really rule the world some time, see how it is.
     
  13. superluminal . Registered Senior Member

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    There is only one Lord of the Rings and he does not share power!
     
  14. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    Power is a measure of a persons ability to control the environment around them, including the behavior of other persons. The term authority is often used for power perceived as legitimate by the social structure. Power can be seen as evil or unjust; indeed all evil and injustice committed by man against man involve power. The exercise of power seems endemic to humans as social beings.

    The use of power need not involve coercion (force or the threat of force). At one extreme, it more closely resembles what everyday English-speakers call "influence", although some authors make a distinction between power and influence - the means by which power is used (Handy, C. 1993 Understanding Organisations).

    Much of the recent sociological debate on power revolves around the issue of the enabling nature of power. A comprehensive account of power can be found in Steven Lukes Power: A Radical View where he discusses the three dimensions of power. Thus, power can be seen as various forms of constraint on human action, but also as that which makes action possible, although in a limited scope.


    Much of this debate is related to the works of the French philosopher Michel Foucault (1926-1984), who, following the Italian political philosopher Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527), sees power as "a complex strategic situation in a given society [social setting]". Being deeply structural, his concept involves both constraint and enablement. For a purely enabling (and voluntaristic) concept of power see the works of Anthony Giddens.


    more....
    http://www.google.com/url?sa=U&star...ology)&usg=AFQjCNFVSlzolGpORVqrt7P3p4DRhwclEQ
     
  15. CheskiChips Banned Banned

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    Be a woman. Women have a lot of power over people around them.
     
  16. Carcano Valued Senior Member

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    Become wealthy.

    This will give you power over the stupid...particularly stupid women.
     
  17. Betrayer0fHope MY COHERENCE! IT'S GOING AWAYY Registered Senior Member

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    Wouldn't the "stupid" women have control of the man in that scenario anyways?
     
  18. Stryder Keeper of "good" ideas. Super Moderator

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    The simplest method would be to do a Study. Set up some recording apparatus and ask your friends to play along, I wouldn't be suprised however if you get to the whole "Totalitarian Regime" before you're study is up.
     
  19. Crunchy Cat F-in' *meow* baby!!! Valued Senior Member

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    Give them small rewards (never big ones) for doing your bidding and alot of negative emotion / physical threats for disobeying you. If you repeat this long enough and stay consistent then your friends will want to appease you and use emotional cues to determine how they are doing. They will value you more than they value themselves. You will become loved and feared (which is the easiest combination for power).

    The downside to this method is that if someone doesn't buy it then they will immediately become your enemy.
     
  20. visceral_instinct Monkey see, monkey denigrate Valued Senior Member

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    Norse, you're sketchy.
     

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