Considering the occassion is not predetermined by chronological parameters, it is more common to deduce the characteristics of others through more instinctive measures.
Instincts are helpful, hone them. Make them stronger. They are more rigid, more dependable, more constant, and more helpful than any calculated measure of man. I am not saying deny anything that isn't an instinct, and I am not saying that the feelings of instinct are law.
On the contrary, they are free of both. Many are lazy in the comfort of their own philosophy, rationalizing it for the survival of an idea. However, ideas do not have instincts, they do not have a destiny. You ration food to survive, that is the ideal. You reach idealism through rationalization, not rationalization through idealism.
For example, what is psychology? The correct definition is "study of the mind." However, it is common for others to proclaim a "mastery" or "control" over such a thing.
Un-ironically, manipulation of the human condition is rooted in the understanding of psychology. And ironically, that manipulation is rooted in one of two deterministic factors: a good sense of humor or an absolute fear of everything.
The duality of manipulation warrants the same treatment. Both are treated the same under the circumstances.
The tactic is indicative of the manipulation, and the manipulation is indicative of nothing.
Confusion is the stage which this is set. Politics is an excellent example of a stage in which "fear" is solicited in all circumstances regarding the subject. Adjacent to Politics would be drama. An excellent suggestion would be the classical literature of our history, showing us the depths of human emotion and our "true" nature which is solicited through artificial circumstances. (Artificial confoudnment.)
Both of these subjects confound the natural condition in which we live. The problem with all politics, good/bad/agreeable/juxtapose/unknown/other is that it is rooted in irony.
So from nothing, people are able to have anything. But you may find the price of nothing is comparable to anything.
Think about it.
Listening to: Enya
Reading: Materials Testing
Watching: Star Trek
Playing: Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Game