By Spike Robinson2020-04-22T01:40:09+00:00on May 19th, 20180 Comments The Laws of Influence – Advanced Level! If you've already taken and enjoyed our Laws of Influence quiz, then here's an extra challenge. See how much you really know about Cialdini's Seven Laws of Influence! Humans aren’t the only ones who are influenced by the principle of Consensus. Which of these inventions takes advantage of this? citronella-based mosquito repellent sonar devices used to look for clams underwater duck decoys used in hunting Which iconic advertising device relies on the principle of Consensus? the cheerful smiles of the Keebler elves the Trix rabbit’s inability to get a bowl of his own cereal the “billions served” sign on your local McDonald’s A politician uses the principle of Unity when: sliming the opposition’s candidate with unfounded rumors and gossip campaigning in a factory while wearing coveralls and affecting the regional accent taking a bribe from a special-interest group An ethical use of the principle of Unity would be: wrapping all family gifts in re-usable paper finding common ground with an adversary before starting negotiations bringing extra tableware to a potluck dinner You want to encourage a wealthy golf enthusiast into promoting your fake charity. What’s the best way to sweeten the deal? write up a contract to hire his brother-in-law surprise him with a set of high-quality, monogrammed clubs offer him a gold watch with matching cufflinks Someone who wants you to buy into a pyramid scheme will: give you lots of free samples and “special” offers repeatedly call you at all hours of the day and night mail you tons of glossy brochures A predator grooming a child for abuse will: talk in a high-pitched voice buy the youth gifts, including forbidden items like alcohol and drugs wear a lot of soft, warm colors Many ordinary, otherwise compassionate people will do anything, even deliver a lethal jolt of electricity, if they: are ordered to do so by someone in authority get angry enough don’t believe in a Higher Power I’m much more likely to refuse lifesaving medical care if: I don’t agree with the doctor’s politics someone with authority over me has convinced me that a Higher Power will be angry if I accept any treatment I haven’t attended university Which of these emotionally manipulative phrases uses the principle of Scarcity? “You’re just like your aunt Mabel!” “If you don’t know, then I’m not going to tell you!” “No one else can love you the way I do." When time-share fraudsters want to seal the deal on your exclusive lakeside bungalow that will absolutely be snapped up if you don’t act now, what is the last thing they want you to know? the lake is a breeding ground for sparrow-sized mosquitoes there is no Internet connection for miles they have fifty-nine of these properties and they’ve been trying to unload them for years the attic is lined with asbestos Which of these clichés is a reflection of the principle of Commitment & Consistency? “in for a penny, in for a pound.” “birds of a feather flock together.” “the grass is always greener on the other side.” We are more likely to tell a lie to a stranger if: we have lied to a stranger before the stranger is of the opposite gender the stranger is of a different ethnicity Which falsehood uses the principle of Liking? “The check’s in the mail.” “They can’t be a cult: they’re all nice people!” “of course there are no hidden fees.” When you are attending a meeting of a high-control group for the first time, it is most likely that: there will be no tuna casserole everyone will be very warm, welcoming, and hospitable toward you. absolutely no one will make eye contact with you Time is Up! Spike Robinson Spike belonged to an abusive "ritual magick" group. She is a gifted songwriter, performer and novelist. She has made the workings of coercive control her life's study. Leave A Comment Cancel replyComment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for the newsletter! This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.