Monday, December 7, 2015


Individuals who adopt C-factor of persuasion are those who could inspire and transform neutral individuals as activists and motivate them to work for a purpose that may lead a group or community or society to chaos.  They will have the following behavioural dispositions
Love of learning
They wish to be the authority of the information that would help their persuasive attempts successful.  Hence, they will show love to learn all the aspects related to the persuasive element.  Information regarding the persuasive element will be gathered through reading, reviewing the literature, discussing with different people who either support or criticize the persuasive element, exploring the persuasive element through real life situations etc.  The knowledge associated to the persuasive element will be well flourished in them.  On the basis of the knowledge, an ideological framework regarding the persuasive element might have been built.
Divergent thinking
They will be divergent in their thought.  But instead of creativity, these divergent thoughts will promote destruction.  However, they will not lead for destroying anything.  They will be using divergent thoughts and ideas to feed the persuasive element. They will never try to become a leader, but will be smart in designing and developing a leader.  They will act as the first-hand follower of the leader even though all the actions of the leader will be guided by them.  They will be capable of manipulating the thoughts of the other followers by showing the advantages in the leader
Internal locus of control
Individuals who adopt c-factor of persuasion will have an internal locus.  But they will stand for a system, viz., a religion, a belief, a community etc. and will be ready to work for a common cause.  They will be supporting a leader who may be high in the external locus of control.  
Commitment and consistency
The will not be the individuals who will be leaving the leader even if an error happens from the part of the leader.  They will continue providing supports to the leader and to the group.  However, they can understand a forthcoming danger and are able to warn the leader as well as the group about it.  If the leader does not desert them they will stand with the leader with good support until the last breath.
Reduced Openness
They will never access freely to a new knowledge or information.  They will not accept to certain decisions made by an authority which they may feel powerless and worthless.  If such an authority wins, they could be jealous to the authority.  They may start conspiring against the authority.  The authority, here, can be an individual or a group, that would be showing the capability to make decisions. They will be the skeptic, to the novel decisions made by an authority to which they could not affiliate.
Individuals who adopt c-factor of persuasion will not be ready to become a leader of any group.  Instead, they may stand just behind the leader and work for the group.  Even though they will have a controlling power over the leader, they will be incapable in controlling sudden, situational decisions made by the leader.  Due to their introversion, they will not be capable of intervening the erroneous decision taken by the leader in certain critical situations.  However, they will be aware of the forthcoming danger due to the erroneous decision-making done by the leader. But they will be, again, incapable of dissolving the calamities and consequences due to the erroneous decision made by the leader.  This may lead the leader, the group and its aims to chaos.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

What is C Factor?

Cassius in "The Tragedy of Julius Caesar" is still alive. He continues to live through different individuals encouraging the conspirators.  The aim may not be Julius Caesar, but the factors similar to Julius Caesar. Here, Julius Caesar becomes an entity that claims a progress day by day, and the progress is supported by a group or a community.  This group or community feels that the progress of the above-said entity is their progress too. According to the critics, Cassius tried to persuade Brutus to be the leader of conspirators due to his jealous on Caesar and his growth.  It can be also considered as his fear to be under the rule of caesar. However, his persuasion methods included (not limited to) intervening the perception of Brutus and conspirators
1. Motivating them to perceive that Caesar is trying to become the centre of power
2. Motivating them to perceive that Caesar is developing to be a barrier to the Republican nature of Rome
3. Motivating them to perceive that Caesar is too weak to be an eligible ruler of Rome
4. Motivating them to perceive that Rome will lose with Caesar
I feel to call these 4 persuasive elements to be the ingredients of a factor, from here onwards will be termed as "C-Factor".
Thus, modifying the first sentence of the present write-up, it is not the Cassius, but the C-Factor that is still alive through different individuals.
Consequently, the C-Factor will be capable of bringing an impact on the B (Brutus) Factor in the individuals who will be exposed to the C- Factor. The dimensions of the B-Factor include (but not limited to)
1. Self-efficacy to be a leader
2. High perceived Social Support
3. High group/community affiliation
4. Modesty
5. Unrealistic optimism
6. Identity confusion
Dimension 5 and 6, which are dangerous may lead the individuals with B-Factor to be blind regarding the A (Antony) Factor, even though the individuals with C factor is giving warning messages.  Due to this, the final output of the C-Factor could be chaos.
C-Factor is, thus, the factor adopted by the individuals during an act of persuasion.  The factor has the capacity to inspire neutral individuals and transform them as activists.  It can motivate them to work for a purpose which has an association with the destruction.  The final impact of C-Factor of persuasion may be chaos.