is an important component of persuasion.
Pathos | Definition of Pathos by Merriam-Webster
Our knowledge of his tragic end adds an element of pathos to the story of his early success. ... The Greek word pathos means "suffering," "experience," or "emotion." ... A "pathetic" sight moves us to pity.
Morale Boost to persons seeking to get their money refunded
Be alert. Trinity may find ways to disarm you.
He may listen to you, oh so soulfully. This is a clever tactic. Why? Because spiritual seekers are often kind persons who dislike confrontation.
You may nerve yourself for what you suspect will be an ugly confrontation with Trinity. You may be nervous and tense.
But...if he listens to you and does not throw a scene or fight back, this takes the wind out of your sails. You may then feel relieved and exhausted - and this is what T will count on.
Once he throws you off balance by NOT fighting back, Trinity can utilize the intimate details you disclosed and then use them against you to full advantage.
** Trinity may seemingly take you into his confidence. He may do this by seeming to tell you intimate information, tell you that he ID'd you as special, as having an aptitude that marks you out for a special destiny, or for success in business.
Trinity may claim he is going to tell you things he has never told anyone else, not even his current partners.
He may claim he is going to tell you a big secret. Give you some sort of special treatment.
Do not fall for this it is seduction and flattery. Someone who enraged me pulled exactly this stunt on me, and I fell for it. I paid a very heavy price. This person just happened to know exactly how I ticked and knew just how to exploit this. X had fucked up big time. I went in expecting a scene, and X was oh so respectful, was an exquisite listener, then solemnly told me he had confidential information and at the end of the hour, X made himself look like a hero, and turned me against a friend and the person who had given me information I should have taken seriously. X did all this by not meeting my anger with his anger.
So, learn from this and demand your money back. No other response should be
acceptable. Just your money, in full, with no attitude.
PS If Trinity promises your money back, says he will pay it back, you may let your guard down. He may then contact you and give a sob story. Dont fall for it.
Another trick: Trinity may try to make you feel sorry for him.
The best persuaders know how to get persons they have ripped off to feel sorry for them.
Trinty might tell you about his aging parents who have Alzheimers, who are being abused, left in their excrement in a substandard nursing home and he needs money to rescue them.
This method would make you feel like a vicious abusive person for demanding your money back, make you feel personally responsible for the elder abuse of Trinity's parents.
Or Trinity may tell you of a sibling who has autism and is being tormented in a care facility or who needs special education and tutoring and con you into feeling you are personally responsible for all this if you demand your money back.
Or Trinity may tell you he is in debt because he took out loans to support aging parents, or some other good cause and he will be killed by loansharks if he does not pay them back.
Even if this is true, this is none of your responsibility. None.
Many of us who are spiritual seekers have grown up in families tormented by addiction, mental illness, and we may have been subconsciously trained to
devalue our selves and devalue our own well being and place excessive value on
Do not let this be used against you.
Demand your money back and ignore crocodile tears.
You can also see if you and find a tough minded friend who can represent you.
Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 04/05/2016 12:53AM by corboy.