The Enemy of the Good (eideteker) wrote,
The Enemy of the Good

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MACH 201: After "The Prince"

A lesson in intermediate Machiavellianism:

If you project an air around yourself as if you were a rude and demanding person and then act with gentility on a one-on-one basis, the other person will treat you with greater kindness due to the guilt they feel for pre-judging you.

Maybe I should tell people I major in Machiavellianism when they ask. But really, all I have comes naturally. It would be a shame to mislead people into thinking I had to study to get this good.

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