Monday, June 25, 2012

What is gullibility? And how can you avoid being gullible?

According to Stephen Greenspan, who literally wrote the book on gullibility, there are four components to gullibility:

  1. Situation -- victim was influenced by social situation, such as friends
  2. Cognition -- victim does not recognize the danger signs of a con/scam
  3. Personality -- victim is susceptible to "being led" or "being told"
  4. State -- victim is too incapacitated to make rational decisions

And everybody is vulnerable to gullibility, in one form or another, at one time or another.

Gullibility however, requires some sort of ACTION by the victim... such as handing over $$$.

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