In particular, it can be observed that I employ deception and illusion as a tool to advance my agendas and goals which - contrary to popular belief - are almost exclusively geared toward vetting, feeling out, and in some cases exposing (nothing over the top of course) individuals.
This of course is not appreciated by a significant majority.
What I will not do is attempt to justify my behavior, as I feel it requires no justification; if anything, the ends justify the means. What I will do is begin to illustrate how the deliberate use of manipulative and disingenuous behavior can be a very valid and viable tool to weed out those who are want to use manipulative and disingenuous behavior to take advantage of others. There's a term I was taught recently, that of Blue hat.
Make no mistake! I regularly employ confidence (con) games! I make no illusion of this, and neither am I repentant of the practice! What I WILL attempt to do is to iterate some of my methods so that individuals can employ them in their own situations (should they feel APPROPRIATE; key concept there) and suss out those in their environment who are LESS 'scrupulous' (I know how it might seem for me to use that term in this context,...) and are otherwise intent on predation.
This thread then is for individuals - like myself - to indicate social and interpersonal techniques (genjutsu) that are useful in opposition to unsuspecting (or ENTIRELY suspecting) 'victors'.
In chess there is the victim and the victor. The trick is to know when you ARE the former, so you can BECOME the latter. - Paraphrased from the movie 'Revolver' with Jason Statham