Office Warfare: A Good Offence is the Best Defence
Conscience works automatically. To prevent you from doing wrong, it blocks action first and thinks about it later.
Therefore, the conscientious person, acts as if she is guilty until proven innocent.
Shrewd fighters know this. So, they are quick to accuse others of wrongdoing in order to paralyze them. It doesn't matter if the charges are false. The goal is to make the target doubt his position - which is something he is naturally inclined to do.
When the victim thinks "Maybe I'm doing something wrong," she becomes more willing to appease.
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