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The 48 Laws of Power

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by Robert Greene

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The 48 Laws of Power

The 48 Laws of Power

"The 48 Laws of Power" by Robert Greene is a book that explores the dynamics of power and how individuals can manipulate and wield it to their advantage. Here are the main points from the book:

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Never Outshine the Master

Never Outshine the Master

 Avoid drawing attention to your own abilities or overshadowing those in positions of power above you.

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Never Put Too Much Trust in Friends

Never Put Too Much Trust in Friends

Never Put Too Much Trust in Friends: Be cautious of placing blind trust in friends, as they may betray you for their own benefit.

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Conceal Your Intentions:

Conceal Your Intentions:

 Do not reveal your true motives and objectives to others, as it gives them an advantage over you.

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Always Say Less than Necessary:

Always Say Less than Necessary:

 Limit your words and be cautious with what you disclose, as it can be used against you.

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So Much Depends on Reputation:

So Much Depends on Reputation:

 Cultivate a strong reputation as it can provide you with leverage and influence.

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Court Attention at All Costs:

Court Attention at All Costs:

Seek attention and stand out from the crowd to gain power and recognition.

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Get Others to Do the Work for You:

Get Others to Do the Work for You:

Delegate tasks and responsibilities to others, allowing you to focus on strategy and maintaining control.

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Make Other People Come to You:

Make Other People Come to You:

Attract others to your sphere of influence, making them seek your approval and support.

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Win through Actions, Never through Argument:

Win through Actions, Never through Argument:

Instead of engaging in fruitless debates, let your actions speak for themselves.

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Avoid the Unhappy and Unlucky:

Avoid the Unhappy and Unlucky:

 Surround yourself with positive and successful individuals, as their energy will uplift you.

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Learn to Keep People Dependent on You:

Learn to Keep People Dependent on You:

Create situations where others rely on you, ensuring your power remains intact.

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Use Selective Honesty and Generosity:

Use Selective Honesty and Generosity:

Be strategic with your honesty and generosity, using them to gain influence over others.

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When Asking for Help, Appeal to Self-Interest:

When Asking for Help, Appeal to Self-Interest:

Frame your requests in a way that benefits the other person, appealing to their self-interest.

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Pose as a Friend, Work as a Spy:

Pose as a Friend, Work as a Spy:

 Disguise your true intentions by befriending others while secretly gathering information to gain an advantage.

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Crush Your Enemy Totally:

Crush Your Enemy Totally:

 When facing opposition, eliminate any threat to your power and reputation completely.

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Being an ambivert person, I am too much fond of reading, and always eager to learn.

CURATOR'S NOTE

There are some ideas which are really resonating with my characters, like Learn to Keep People Dependent on You, Crush Your Enemy Totally, Pose as a Friend, Work as a Spy.

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