What is Dark Psychology?
Before we 'analyze people with dark Psychology', let us first understand what the term 'dark psychology' exactly means. Everyone is well aware of the word "psychology" but what on earth is "dark psychology"?
Suppose you meet someone for the first time. How long would it take for you to size this person and come up with a first impression?
Is someone triggering you? Is he/she showing raging anger constantly? Are they continuously taking advantage of you? Do you feel as if they are emotionally insensitive? Are you frequently getting anxious? You may be looking for the answer to find out if the person is trustworthy or not.
This is the starting point for analyzing someone with a"dark psychology". 'Psychology' in general is the study of human behavior. It is central to our thoughts, actions, and interaction while, 'dark psychology' is the use of psychological principles of persuasion, frame control, and emotional control in an attempt to manipulate someone. That is to say, wicked and vicious intentions fuel manipulation. You cannot see, feel, hear or smell it. It is originally something that is in hiding yet, you will get triggered very often when dealing with people with dark personalities.
How to analyze someone with Dark Psychology?
None of us wants to be manipulated but unfortunately, at some point in our life, we all get manipulated. Be it with politicians trying to manipulate us with their games, our colleagues, peers, or even people we love and trust. So the question arises as to how we can analyze people with dark psychology.
First and foremost, it is mandatory to understand the biology of a dark personality trait that drives several behaviors of theirs. Scientists have found out that it takes only a tenth of a second to develop a first impression about someone based solely on body language. In fact, you do not need the person to talk or interact to read into the individual's personality.
Secondly, you can identify a dark personality by observing their mental behavior which is bound to have a distinct biological pattern. One of the core intentions of a dark personality is to somehow manipulate you, even at your own expense. This leads to the deterioration of consciousness and pre-frontal cortex activation in them. Serotonin is our consciousness hormone.
Another facet to analyzing people with dark psychology is their raging anger, suppression, moodiness, and nervousness. To put it into simple words, their thermal regulation fades away and they are cold-blooded with no warmth when they touch you. Even a handshake would feel really weak. Often, the signs of normal anger are easy to spot, for example, a raised voice, a flushed face, and sweating.
The positive side of Dark Psychology
There are many positive ways in which you can influence people and at the same time, there are negative ways people try to persuade each other for their ulterior motives. For example, a politician may use dark psychology to manipulate the media into presenting them favorably. So spotting these manipulators is a challenge. Manipulative people are often good at hiding their behavior or actions. Still, there are signs you can look out for, such as someone who won't take no for an answer, who always excuses their hurtful behavior, or presents a different "face" to different people to serve their purposes.
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