It works all the time. It relies on cognitive dissonance - if you're so nasty that other people want to defend somebody, they think more positively of that person than they would if they didn't.

It looks like an awfully long chain of inference to me. One weak point was that other people were attacking Gleb-- it wasn't you as a lone attacker.

Note that (and this may be a flaw in my character), I was left wondering if you were right rather wanting to defend Gleb.

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by MrMind 1 min read18th Apr 2016176 comments


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