How to Avoid Brain Washing

Lifehacker is always full of interesting articles. Today, I thought this one was useful….

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Brainwashing Techniques You Encounter Every Day (and How to Avoid Them)
  • The manipulator offers you a number of choices, but the choices all lead to the same conclusion.
  • The same idea or phrase is frequently repeated to make sure it sticks in your brain.
  • Intense intelligence-dampening is performed by providing you with constant short snippets of information on various subjects. This trains you to have a short memory, makes the amount of information feel overwhelming, and the answers provided by the manipulator to be highly desired due to how overwhelmed you feel.
  • Emotional manipulation is used to put you in a heightened state, as this makes it harder for you to employ logic. Inducing fear and anger are among the most popular manipulated emotions.

How to Avoid Brainwashing Techniques
  • Identify the manipulative message you’ve received.
  • Find an opposing message, whether it’s manipulative or not. Also attempt to find the most neutral and unbiased account of that same message.
  • Compare your different sources and decide how you feel.

Feel free to try this out on the next telemarketer that calls!
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