They can also back each other up and challenge you in turn during a proceeding.
In addition, they may also put pressure on you to make a decision before you’re ready (a common car sales tactic).
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In addition, an aggressor may want to control the length of a meeting to her advantage, making it either excessively long to wear you down, or abruptly short to cut you off. Making You Wait Someone who deliberately makes you wait before you get to see him or her is utilizing a classic form of power play.
The message here is that his time is more important than yours, and by inference he’s more important than you. Power Differential in Furniture Set-Up This usually happens when you enter someone’s deliberately set-up power office, where she or he sits in a larger, adjustable “executive” chair, while you are given a smaller and sometimes unadjustable seat.
Examples can include any variety of comments ranging from your appearance, to your older model smart phone, to your background and credentials, to the fact that you walked in two minutes late and out of breath.
By making you look bad, and getting you to feel bad, the aggressor hopes to impose psychological superiority over you. Constantly Judge and Criticize You to Make You Feel Inadequate Distinct from the previous behavior where negative humor is used as a cover, here the aggressor outright picks on you.