Intimidation through Silence

*Living my life like it it's golden silent. Silence is golden and shit....

In keeping up with balancing our true selves with our work selves I’ve found that silence is golden. Although Silence can be compliance as well as acceptance, I discovered a while ago that it can also be intimidating. When people, especially bosses and supervisors don’t know what you are thinking, it puts them at a disadvantage; they don’t know whether or not you are buying into their bs, thus giving you the upper hand. I’ve used this method of absolute silence (mainly to keep from saying something rude and degrading to my superiors) by accident really and watched as my superiors began to fall apart right before my eyes. They began speaking out of both sides of their mouths and waited patiently for a reaction from me. None of which they got. I figure why should I react in their face when I can blog about it as soon as their backs are turned, all the while saving face and looking like the cool, calm rational one. What are some of your weapons for survival in the asylum?


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NaturallyAlise said...

My weapon of choice is a 357 magnum... lol... I find that one of my most successful weapons is the power of the cc: on emails, that is the only way I can get things done by folks at work, also it lets me snitch withough REALLY snitching... the 'Jedi Mind Snitch'

suga said...

I love to just look at my superiors in silence, with the stony face on. It's great and scares the ish out of them, especially since I'm usually smiling.

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