How to be persuasive when you don’t have any authority.

Turning belief systems upon themselves to get yourself heard.

Abhishek Chakraborty
May 19 · 7 min read

Leverage authority bias, and some more…

Authority bias is the tendency to attribute greater accuracy to the opinion of an authority figure and be more influenced by that opinion.


Endnote

Every person has a belief system. Your boss is too experienced in life to establish a new belief system now. No one is that open minded — although we all like to believe we are. You have to turn that belief system upon itself to get your point across. (Personally, I usually don’t defy anything that Don Norman says. It’s against my belief system.)

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