- Feyisayo Anjorin
- South Africa
Freelance Director, Afro-Carribean Media Group
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How do you view seduction as a form of persuasion? How do you feel when you perceive that someone is trying to seduce you? (Remember that
The word ‘persuasion’ has a negative connotation in some minds; while some others view it differently.
Yet persuasion is an inevitable part of human communication. Scientists use persuasion when defending certain controversial issues; counselling, social work, law and politics are all based on persuasion.
Even a friend that tells you “Justin Bieber is amazing!” and talks about him for about three minutes is engaged in a form of persuasion.
However, there are certain controversial use of persuasion such as in propaganda and indoctrination. The right or wrong in this case depends on the message and motives. There is a point where our efforts at persuasion oscillates between persuasion and manipulation; and this raises ethical issues.
Some have argued that ‘indoctrination’ or ‘propaganda’ depends on perception.
So, how do you view seduction as a form of persuasion?
How do you feel when you perceive that someone is trying to seduce you? (Remember that your perceptions may not be the truth of an issue).