What Social Engineering Is

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How to influence society
See if you will agree with these definitions

‘I know the official definitions of Social Engineering. According to Wikipedia, there are two:

‘”Social engineering (political science), influencing society on a large scale.”

‘”Social engineering (security), obtaining confidential information by manipulating and/or deceiving people.”

‘This always felt off to me, so I’d like to add my own definition:

‘”Social engineering (social skills), influencing perception and increasing social status by changing your self image and consciously using body language and manipulative techniques to your advantage.”

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