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Navigating cobwebs of deceit: How to tell when you are in the presence of a dangerous person

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 Cinnamon    23,078

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Concealed true intentions 
Be leery of someone who encourages others to share first all the time. This is a way of learning their prey's intentions and then adopting it as their own. In this manner, they successfully conceal their own true intentions of deceit while endearing their prey to come closer. 

Effortless work 
This deceptive person takes credit for the work of others. They gather information, projects, and insights from others and place their name at the top of the list. If it seems like someone needs to have their hand in everyone's assignments, it is because they are looking for opportunities to take advantage of others. 

Unnecessary drama 
The easiest sleight of hand is to create an irresistible proposal or unnecessary drama. This forces the other person to come to the deceiver and address the issue. Then, the issue is tossed aside as the deceiver attacks on an entirely different, unexpected front. By avoiding the confrontation alone and having a companion along to listen, this can be evaded. 

Withholding instruction 
One of the ways to keep a person dependent is to teach a small amount of information but withhold valuable knowledge so they will fail without the schemer. This process fosters more independence for the wrong party and more dependence on them for the prey. 

Unsuspecting gifts 
A quick way to disarm a person is to give them a surprise gift for no reason. This simple gesture breaks down the guard of the prey while simultaneously making them feel indebted to the deceiver. Remember, a gift is just that a gift. There is no need to return the favor. 

Beneficial alliances 
Most disingenuous people form multiple alliances in case they are needed in the future. A common tactic of deception is to discover some advantage to the prey for this allegiance. The more dirty it is, the better. They can kill two birds with one stone by later using this dirty to form a deeper unholy commitment or use it against the prey when needed. 

Sneaky questions 
Another tactic used by a dishonest person is to appear friendly while secretly gathering valuable information about a person's weaknesses. Benign questions timed inappropriately are designed to catch a person off guard and encourage an honest response. After revealing their vulnerabilities, the prey often finds that the information is shared to their detriment. 

Timed scarcity 
A scheming person will time their disappearing act just in a moment that they are most needed. This is done to highlight the want of them to the point of desperation. Then they will reappear, just in time, to save the day and thus reestablish their value and worth. Sometimes, they even go to the length of creating a crisis just to drive this point home. 

Unpredictable behavior 
One of the effective tools of terrorism is the absence of predictability. On a smaller scale, a devious person frequently changes their patterns and habits to keep others guessing. This forces anyone who might be onto them to spend ridiculous amounts of time and energy trying to guess their unpredictable behavior. 

Faked dumbness 
To keep their prey from realizing just how smart or clever they are, a deceptive person will fake their dumbness. This allows the deceiver time to better assess their prey and gather information before attacking. It is also an effective method for concealing ulterior motives. 

Courting superiors 
It is difficult for a person in a position of power over a deceiver to see the deception. Others may have seen it and even correctly identified it but the person in power will not. This is because the schemer openly yields to their superior, flatters them, and even plays the victim so the influential person has cause to help them. Of course, they do all this indirectly so they can later claim deniability should the person of power lose their position. 

Trail of scapegoats 
The last and best method of detecting a devious person is to look at the trail of victims or scapegoats left in their wake. If a person has a long list of such people, it usually because they refuse to accept responsibility for their contribution to whatever damage occurred. Avoid anyone who consistently blames others for their life circumstances. 
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https://www.sott.net/article/354155-Navigating-cobwebs-of-deceit-How-to-tell-when-you-are-in-the-presence-of-a-dangerous-person

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 Cinnamon    23,078
4 minutes ago, apache54 said:

I like that it is pretty damn accurate!!

I don't know anyone with each and every one of those qualities, thank goodness. That's a horrible person. lol

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 Uncle Thanky    1,155
5 hours ago, Broken Cord said:

How many out of the dozen traits listed does it take to be considered dangerous?

Just one.

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 Cinnamon    23,078
22 minutes ago, Broken Cord said:

How many out of the dozen traits listed does it take to be considered dangerous?

They didn't say, but I'd say not very many! 

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 Automan63    2,204
29 minutes ago, Cinnamon said:

I don't know anyone with each and every one of those qualities, thank goodness. That's a horrible person. lol

Have you ever heard the name

 

Hillary Clinton?

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 apache54    4,913
24 minutes ago, Uncle Thanky said:

Just one.

OK, you stole my line!! YUP only ONE!! LOL

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 apache54    4,913
48 minutes ago, Cinnamon said:

I don't know anyone with each and every one of those qualities, thank goodness. That's a horrible person. lol

I met a few who had allot of those and they were bad enough!!, don't really care to see one that had them all!!

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 YaKnow2.0    682

I guess im dangerous,but doesnt it matter who the "prey is" to define me as a bad person?

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 marlowe    1,748

This information should be taught in high school as a mandatory class....

Instead they send you out in the world with little or nothing to prepare you for the real world...

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 Lucy Barnable    5,036
3 minutes ago, marlowe said:

This information should be taught in high school as a mandatory class....

Um, if the public education system were an individual it would qualify as a dangerous person. lol

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