By Jeff Damulira
Marie Mancini saw what distinguished King Louis XIV- his high ideals and romantic nature—thereby, held a mirror to reflect his yearning to be a godlike king—Sun King(48 Laws of Power, 1998). Nevertheless, Marie Mancini was master player in persuasion and influence, since she became King Louis XIV's favourite mistress— she knew how to flatter and boost his levels of confidence. Because, the more we adapt to the ideals, interest or hobbies of the other person, the more influence we will garner in the process. However, it's about intercepting inside the needs and interest of others; therefore, they will feel flattered and delighted to keep us around. For example, It could be even encouraging and uplifting their spirit and mood with words that other people would love to hear and feel good about themselves—like Marie Mancini did with King Louis XIV.
Other examples such as learning and mastering their own languages, dress style, traditions, taste in variety of music, films and games. However, There is an broad spectrum to diversify to find some common similarity such as travelling, wine tasting and dancing. Another example is based on personal experience, such as interacting with my friend called Edward, who used to live in Germany. Lo behold, he happens to speak French and German, thereby I made an effort to greet him in both languages and we managed to galvanised mutual smiles. Moreover, it comes down to how much you love studying and spying on humans in general— being a master psychologist in persuasion and influence.