Sabotaging Peers to Get Ahead?

Hey guys,


I'm going to be interning soon as a summer analyst at a prominent firm in NYC.  I already know I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed, and have poor people skills.  But I am a master manipulator and fantastic liar which I have been able to leverage in order to secure my current position.  Considering my skill set, what are the best ways to sabotage your peers in order to gain an edge on them?  Gaslighting?  Royce Du Pont techniques?  


Open to anything and am eager for some veteran responses.

Thanks

 

The idea that the two are correlated is often misconstrued.  I am able to see people's desires and insecurities by getting them to talk about themselves (which most people love to blabber on about -- exemplified through some pretty basic neuroscience).  Afterwards, I am able to shape my personality and opinions to align with their way of thinking in a non-threatening but complementary way that boosts their ego, and gives them the false impression that we are alike (people subconsciously admire and like those who seem or look similar to them).  I can lie and confabulate false experiences on the spot easily, and my great long-term memory gives me an advantage in this matter. This way it is quite easy to obtain their misguided trust.  (It baffles me how quickly someone is so readily able to trust a complete stranger when they don't know the first thing about them!).  And while to the misguided, I may come across as socially aware, relatable, kind, generous and trustworthy.   I consider myself weak in people skills because despite having mastered one-on-one communication, I am terrible at using the same skills and strategies in group settings.  I am a naturally introverted person, and often I struggle to find genuine connection and relate to those in my immediate circumstance at social events.  You see, my manipulative tendencies are only strong when dealing with individuals not groups.  When placed in a crowd, I am unable to equally appeal to everyone the same as I am able to do in one-on-one interactions...  I am a malleable, amorphous, chameleon-like parasite, waiting for the opportunity to use the knowledge I have gained to my advantage.   

 

The idea that the two are correlated is often misconstrued.  I am able to see people's desires and insecurities by getting them to talk about themselves (which most people love to blabber on about -- exemplified through some pretty basic neuroscience).  Afterwards, I am able to shape my personality and opinions to align with their way of thinking in a non-threatening but complementary way that boosts their ego, and gives them the false impression that we are alike (people subconsciously admire and like those who seem or look similar to them).  I can lie and confabulate false experiences on the spot easily, and my great long-term memory gives me an advantage in this matter. This way it is quite easy to obtain their misguided trust.  (It baffles me how quickly someone is so readily able to trust a complete stranger when they don't know the first thing about them!).  And while to the misguided, I may come across as socially aware, relatable, kind, generous and trustworthy.   I consider myself weak in people skills because despite having mastered one-on-one communication, I am terrible at using the same skills and strategies in group settings.  I am a naturally introverted person, and often I struggle to find genuine connection and relate to those in my immediate circumstance at social events.  You see, my manipulative tendencies are only strong when dealing with individuals not groups.  When placed in a crowd, I am unable to equally appeal to everyone the same as I am able to do in one-on-one interactions...  I am a malleable, amorphous, chameleon-like parasite, waiting for the opportunity to use the knowledge I have gained to my advantage.   

Lmao you're not that unique homie 

 

Know someone like this and they were incredibly successful at a very young age.

Basically lied to get into HYP, making up fake leadership positions and shell non-profits.

Lied about their graduation date to get summer offers early on. Eventually got into a MF analyst program. This guy is in his mid 20s and is a principal at a top MF. Lying is an extremely useful skill that you can’t succeed without as you become senior.

 

Or maybe, I'm manipulating you by not lying?  Or maybe I'm lying and am not manipulating you or in this very post I am manipulating you by making you question if I am lying or manipulating you?  Or maybe I am just retarded? Who knows? 

 

He'll be a tech founder, any day now.

Investor (30+ years); IB/RE/PE/Corp (MD level); currently, head of boutique private equity firm; principal of family office.
 

Hey! If you could just lmk what bank your interning at, I want to make sure I’m not their when your fired. You seem the get angry and shoot a place up type.

 

What was that Dale Carnegie book? How to Tonya Harding your competition?

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee
 

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