Once the game is in play and the mentor has singled out his subject by virtue of his special interest, strategic moves are made. One that takes a master’s skill to finesse is the mindset. This is involves the appearance of building up the subject’s self esteem while actually reinforcing the negative. This is achieved by reminding the subject of his negative thinking every time a positive comment is made. “You’re doing so well” or “You’ work is really coming along. I wonder why no one else every noticed your potential but me. It’s a good thing I came along. You can’t trust what other people think or say. I alone can help you. You do see that, don’t you?” However, verbally there is no question mark; it’s a period.
Monday, 5 November 2012