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Charm is Deceptive

Have you ever noticed how charm is deceptive?  It is not always easy to spot.  For example, a person may be speaking to another person trying to win them over.  They may talk in flattering terms which, of course, the person will graciously accept and believe.  Then, the charmer will move for the kill.  It could be a job, a loan, or even romance.  It doesn’t matter.  The charmer is the seeker of what they hope to achieve and with enough practice they can succeed. Charm is deceptive because it is not based on the truth the majority of the time.  Using complimentary words will almost always win over another person.  Everyone wants to be liked and feel good about themselves.  Receiving numerous compliments only makes them feel receptive to whatever the charmer is hoping to achieve.  We all have our doubts about ourselves, our lives, if we will succeed, if we have made the right decisions and so much more.  Yet, once a person begins telling us just how fabulous we really are, we simply melt.  One of the reasons we tell young children that they did a good job is to build up their confidence.  We want them to believe in themselves and feel good about who they really are.  In that case it really does work in a positive way.  Often you will see Facebook videos with a man or woman using flattery and charm to deceive the other person.  In many of the videos it usually involves money.  I can’t stand the videos where a stepparent will use charm to deceive their partner while trying to remove his or her children. The obvious point of these short clips is to point out that a person’s children should always come first.  Of course, the deceiver usually ends up being told to leave and never return. Do you believe charm is deceptive? The Good Gus Series is available online at Kindle, Nook and Waterstones. Hard copies, personally autographed, are available through our website along with past blogs for your reading enjoyment. Now available audio and videos for the Good Gus series on YouTube! Digitizing for all the books are available now on YouTube! “Misplaced Trust” is now available on Amazon in e-book form. It is also available digitally at If you are thinking of a Will or a Living Trust, “Misplaced Trust” will give you the information you need to make an informed decision. Please check me out on IHeart radio. “The Special Gift” is now available at the Morgan Mill Mail/UPS.

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