That's why you don't see people of law speaking too much.
Power is in many ways a game of appearances, and when you say less than necessary, you inevitably appear greater and more powerful than you are.
By Robert Greene in his book The Concise 48 Laws Of Power
In power dynamics, strategic communication is important.
That's why you don't see people of law speaking too much. Imagine a cop who keeps talking like a lunatic.
You won't even respect him even if he's holding a gun.
By revealing less information, you can seem more authoritative and influential.
And sometimes, withholding information can make you appear more powerful than you actually are.
Silence can unsettle others because people naturally want to understand things clearly.
By controlling what you share, you can keep your intentions and meaning hidden.
This ability to be mysterious and in control can make others see you as powerful and respectable.
Remember, power is not just about what you say, but also what you don't say.