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Old 05-01-2007, 04:28 PM   #11
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Yes i would see that a good reason, but as you said PaleHorse
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there are ALWAYS exceptions to EVERY rule..... well, almost every rule.
and i believe thats true.
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Old 05-02-2007, 12:15 AM   #12
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Is it unethical to passively read someone's emotional reactions during, say, a job interview, in order to guide your own actions and statements in a direction that will get you the job?
I personally believe it is NOT. First, others may be more skilled at reading body language than you are--most people are no more aware of their body language than they are of their psychic radiation. Second, unless you consciously act to prevent it, you will passively read them--is it really your responsibility to consciously prevent it, when they have no interest in learning to block their radiation? Third, this gives you an advantage over others...who ever said there was something wrong with having an advantage and using it?
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Old 05-02-2007, 06:41 PM   #13
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True having an advantage is good, I just think people shouldn't abuse it.
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Old 05-03-2007, 12:05 AM   #14
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Some people consider use of an advantage to be abuse. I personally think that's a pretty Fahrenheit 451 attitude, and the truth is that some people are simply better at some things than others are, and using your advantages to...well, your advantage, shouldn't rightly be considered wrong. Or something like that *stares at sentence in bemusement*.

People use their appearance and social skills to gain an edge over others that has nothing to do with their job skills--so why not use psi that way?
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Old 05-03-2007, 11:31 PM   #15
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Very good point, but as with looks and social skills there should still be a "line".
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Old 05-04-2007, 12:24 AM   #16
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There is a line with looks? Well, 'don't show up naked' is obvious enough, but that's more of a legal issue. lol
What is the line in regards to social skills/manipulation?
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Old 05-04-2007, 12:33 AM   #17
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toying with a person or even getting stuff that you don't necessarily need.
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Some people will bend over backward for those they like, though--would making someone like you via 'social engineering' be unethical, therefore?
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Old 05-04-2007, 01:22 AM   #19
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What do you mean by social engineering.
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From Wiki: "Social engineering is a collection of techniques used to manipulate people into performing actions or divulging confidential information."

In this case, though, I refer to using a deep knowledge of body language, tone of voice, and language to deliberately influence peoples' reactions to you.
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