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Old 12-01-2009, 11:30 AM   #1
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Controlling People Quiz


Published originally in the 15th century, Niccolo Machiavelli’s book, THE PRINCE, discusses the use of
manipulation and power as a technique for controlling other people.
Are you Machiavellian?

Controlling people quiz

THE TERM “Machiavellian” has come to be used
to describe devious, manipulative people who
are motivated only by their own self-interest.

How Machiavellian are you? This test may help
you find out. Respond to each statement below
by using the following scale:
1 = Disagree strongly
2 = Disagree mildly
3 = Neutral; no opinion
4 = Agree mildly
5 = Agree strongly

ONE: The best way to handle people is to tell
them what they want to hear.

TWO: When you ask someone to do
something, it’s better to give the real reasons than
reasons that might carry more weight.

THREE: Anyone who trusts anyone else is
asking for trouble
.
FOUR: It’s hard to get ahead without cutting
corners a little.

FIVE: It’s safest to assume that everyone has
a vicious streak that will come out if given the
opportunity.

SIX: You should act only when your action is
morally right.

SEVEN: Most people are basically good and
kind.

EIGHT: There is no excuse for lying.

NINE: Most people get over more easily the
death of a parent than the loss of a property.

TEN: Most people won’t work hard unless
they’re forced to.






Scoring: for items 2, 6, 7, and 8, reverse your
score so that 5 becomes 1, 4 becomes 2, and so on.
Then add up all ten numbers for your total score.
A score of 25 is average. A higher score, 38 for
example, would classify you as High Mach.
A significantly lower score makes you a Low
Mach.
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I think I learned something about myself today...

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Amen! My own score kind of shocked me.
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I refuse to let you manipulate me into taking this quiz. ....
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I refuse to let you manipulate me into taking this quiz. ....
It's ok, we understand if you are too scared to take the quiz...here is a tissue, you can stop sniveling now....
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37..I am Italian, and i was a succesful contractor, maybe i should edit thisGMOD
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I prefer a vocal detterance. If that fails, a riot control agent, followed by the unleashing of police dogs and water cannons. Follow that by a 2 man deep line, 50 wide, with riot gear wading into the thick of things and 'detaining/removing' anyone dumb enough not to leave...

........or a nice ol' fashioned biotch slap works too.......




.........oh, not what you were talking about? Sorry............
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37..I am Italian, and i was a succesful contractor, maybe i should edit thisGMOD
An Italian contractor from Long Island who is "slightly" manipulative...surely you jest!
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Just in Case

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machiavellianism
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An Italian contractor from Long Island who is "slightly" manipulative...surely you jest!

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It's ok, we understand if you are too scared to take the quiz...here is a tissue, you can stop sniveling now....
You are either a Jewish mother or you are trying to manipulate me too......
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You are either a Jewish mother or you are trying to manipulate me too......
Well, I'm not Jewish (that I know of anyway) and I don't have any kids of my own (just a step-son) and I'm pretty sure I'm not equipped to be a mom, so you do the math.

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