March 7, 2020
Conveying through body language the opposite of what is spoken is one strategy for promoting discord and confusion. You must pick your situations carefully but even then, there may be unintended consequences: signals in different cultures can be read differently. I have found that if you personalise the message, a more nuanced control can be asserted. Of course, if the recipient is hoping for one signal and finds it, instinct can drive their response and they might overlook or ignore any restraining countersigns. Immediately amplifying the alternate signal can repel unwanted advances, thereby reasserting the required state of inert confusion.