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Week Four Discussion Questions

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Week Four Discussion Questions

A. What different persuasive approaches would you use on the following audiences: a boss, a peer, a challenging person, or an open-minded person? Why would your approach differ?

When trying to persuade the boss it is important to just state the facts and make sure to check the validity of the facts that will be presented. When trying to persuade a peer a combination of fact and emotion may be used because one should have an idea of the persons personality so that can be an advantage to play off of when trying to persuade this person. When dealing with a challenging person it is important to use teqniques to grab attentions by grabbing their self-interest and their will also be the need to break down the facts and use emotions as well. With an open minded person one may go outside of the box and expand the facts. It differs because these are all different personality types who think differently, therefore one must use different approaches to persuade based on the personality type.

B. What is the difference between persuasion and manipulation? How do arguments and language affect the difference?

The difference between persuasion and manipulation is that when applying the act of persuasion one is trying to change someone else’s mind by providing the individual with facts and logic. It’s a process of trying to guide the other toward the adoption of a specific idea to change their opinion. Manipulation on the other hand the person does not usually state facts, the individual will try to change the persons mind through any means available with no limits or morals. The truth will be twisted if necessary, Unlike with persuasion the manipulate will try to influence or control the other for selfish needs as with persuasion the persuader feels so strongly about towards the opinion and this individual will try to help the other


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