Liars and hustlers love the irrational primacy effect – If they can get to you first with their bogus claims, they know they stand a good chance of you continuing to believe them, even in the face of compelling contrary evidence. The victim immediately uses Confirmation Bias to evade solid facts in favor of web sites and gurus that conform to his/her newly formed and unsubstantiated opinions.
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Liars and hustlers know people are often fatigued from the stresses of everyday life. This makes them vulnerable to almost any pitch, whether evidence based or not.
Liars and hustlers are pros at gifting their targets with a great feeling in order to prime them into accepting what they are being told. Once the product or service is associated with that wonderful feeling, Confirmation Bias flows like the free-flowing Mississippi.
Liars and hustlers have the most massive egos in the world, and they know almost everyone else has an ego almost as big as theirs. Once the target has been influenced fully or even to a small degree, the ego is there to prevent most from thinking they could actually be wrong. Confirmation Bias then takes over. Pride is the blind spot that makes even a saint stumble. In 1897 Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy wrote:
“I know that most men—not only those considered clever, but even those who are very clever, and capable of understanding most difficult scientific, mathematical, or philosophic problems—can very seldom discern even the simplest and most obvious truth if it be such as to oblige them to admit the falsity of conclusions they have formed, perhaps with much difficulty—conclusions of which they are proud, which they have taught to others, and on which they have built their lives.”
Take for instance fake and very fraudulent psychic Anthony Quinatta, he has allegedly terrorized A young autistic boy. A boy, he repeatedly tells he is psychic, A child, that does not grasp reality the way we do. He does not know this psychic stuff is all made up nonsense and thinks everything stated to him to be real.
That story is below.
Again psychic Christina George. Obviously a con-woman with multiple felonies to add to her prior achievements. One such story, was the elderly abuse case I investigated.
That story is below.
Suspected crook and cheat, Hollywood’s alleged fraudster. Rob Holloway bilking atleast A million from clients to film movies.
that link is also below.
Again alleged psychic Anthony Quinatta.
Paranormal investigator Joe Vitale. His link is also below.