Persuasion is a form of influence. It is the process of guiding people toward the adoption of an idea, attitude, or action by rational and symbolic (though not only logical) means.

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Persuasion is a form of influence. It is the process of guiding people toward the adoption of an idea, attitude, or action by rational and symbolic (though not only logical) means. It is a problem-solving strategy, and relies on “appeals” rather than force.

Dissuasion is the process of convincing someone not to believe or act on something.

Persuasion is often confused with manipulation, which is the act of guiding another towards something that is not in their best interest by subverting their thought processes. Persuasion is meant to benefit all parties in the end.

Aristotle says that “Rhetoric is the art of discovering, in a particular case, the available means of persuasion.”

Methods of persuasion

By appeal to reason:

By appeal to emotion:

Aids to persuasion:

Other techniques, which may or may not work:

Coercive techniques, some of which are highly controversial and/or not scientifically proven to be effective:

Systems of persuasion for the purpose of seduction:



Author Jane Austen
Country England
Language English
Genre(s) Literature
Publisher Signet
Released 1818
Media Type Paperback
Pages 288
….. –> The word manipulation has a number of different meanings, among which are:

  • To treat or operate with the hands in a skillful manner.

….. –> In logic, an argument is an attempt to demonstrate the truth of an assertion called a conclusion, based on the truth of a set of assertions called premises.
….. –> Logic, from Classical Greek λόγος (logos), originally meaning the word, or what is spoken, (but coming to mean thought
….. –> Rhetoric (from Greek ρήτωρ, rhêtôr, orator, teacher) is the art or technique of persuasion, usually through the use of language.
….. –> Scientific method is a body of techniques for investigating phenomena and acquiring new knowledge, as well as for correcting and integrating previous knowledge.
….. –> Scientific evidence is evidence which serves to either support or counter a scientific theorem or hypothesis. Such evidence is expected to be empirical and properly documented in
….. –> Advertising is the commercial promotion of goods, services, companies and ideas, usually performed by an identified sponsor, and performed through a variety of media.
….. –> Faith is belief, trust or confidence often based on a transpersonal relationship with God, a higher power, elements of nature and/or a perception of the human race as a whole.
….. –> Presentation is the process of presenting the content of a topic to an audience. Presentation software such as Microsoft PowerPoint, Keynote or OpenOffice.
….. –> Imagination is, in general, the power and process of producing mental images and ideas. The term is technically used in psychology for the process of reviving in the mind percepts of
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In sociology, seduction
….. –> tradition, comes from the Latin word traditio which means “to hand down” or “to hand over.” It is used in a number of ways in the English language:

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….. –> Deception (or mystification) is to intentionally distort the truth in order to mislead others. Deception is involved in propaganda and game theory (to deceive the opponents).
….. –> Hypnosis is a psychological condition in which some people may be induced to show various differences in behavior and thinking.
….. –> Sociologists usually define power as the ability to impose one’s will on others, even if those others resist in some way.
….. –> Brainwashing, also known as thought reform or re-education, is the application of coercive techniques to change the beliefs or behavior of one or more people usually
….. –> Coercive persuasion refers to social influences capable of producing substantial behavior and attitude change through the use of coercive tactics and persuasion, via
….. –> Mind control is a general term for a number of controversial theories proposing that an individual’s thinking, behavior, emotions or decisions can, to a greater or lesser
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In sociology, seduction
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….. –> Mystery Method is a method of seduction, developed by Erik Von Markovik a.k.a “Mystery”. The system was initially outlined in posts on the newsgroup alt.seduction.
….. –> Neil Strauss is a journalist and author based in Los Angeles.

His Work

Neil Strauss was a co-writer or ghostwriter of several best-selling books for various celebrities,
….. –> David DeAngelo is the pseudonym of the founder of the “Double Your Dating” company, Eben Wind Pagan. “Double Your Dating” publishes literature and multimedia on dating and
….. –> Robert B. Cialdini is a well known social psychologist who is currently a professor of psychology at Arizona State University. He received his Ph.D.
….. –> The elaboration likelihood model (ELM) of persuasion (Petty & Cacioppo, 1979) is a model of how attitudes are formed and changed (see also attitude change).
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