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Things To Remember When Saying Less

Things To Remember When Saying Less

  • It can make people suspicious
  • Sometimes it’s smarter to play the court jester, and make yourself seem foolish and harmless despite being smarter than the king.
  • If you want to distract anyone, talking foolish may be used as an Smokescreen

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When you’re silent, you make other people uncomfortable.

When you’re silent, you make other people uncomfortable.

  • Because they dislike uncertainty, people want to know what you’re thinking.
  • When you control your words, they can’t figure out what you mean or intend.

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Saying little avoids the risk of saying something foolish, which

Saying little avoids the risk of saying something foolish, which

  • When we say more, there's a greater chance to say something foolish.
  • For instance, in the early 1800s, a Russian rebel named Ryleyev talked too much and paid for it with his life. Nicholas I had sentenced him to death, but at the moment he was being hanged the rope broke. Believing ...

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Short answers and silence make people feel defensive

Short answers and silence make people feel defensive

  • They quickly try to fill the silence, and in the process reveal motivations and weaknesses — information you can use.
  • Later they’ll obsess over every word you said and its potential implications. The inordinate attention they give to your brief comments adds to your power.

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The less you say, the more important and profound it seems

The less you say, the more important and profound it seems

Saying less will make you mysterious. People will struggle to find what did you mean.

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Why Saying Less Is Key To Power

Why Saying Less Is Key To Power

The less you say, the more intimidating and powerful you are. Always say less than necessary. When you do speak, make it vague and ambiguous, leaving the meaning to others to interpret. They’ll be frustrated and obsessed with trying to figure you out. 

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The less you say, the more intimidating and powerful you are. Always say less than necessary. When you do speak, make it vague and ambiguous, leaving the meaning to others to interpret. They’ll be frustrated and obsessed with trying to figure you out. 

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