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Have you ever worked with someone who used intimidation tactics to keep you off balance and to control you? Sometimes we are our own worst enemies, feeling fear when there is no reason. But sometimes, people really are that nasty.

“Lorne wants people to feel insecure,” says an ex–cast member. “It’s the same techniques cults use—they keep you up for hours, they never let you know that you’re okay, and they always make you think that your spot could be taken at any moment by someone else.”
-from Comedy isn’t Funny by Chris Smith

Writing Prompt: Create a character whose motivation is to control the people around him / her.

Journaling Prompt: Write about someone who used intimidation to try to control you or someone you know.

Art Prompt: Intimidation

Nonfiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Write about a personal experience with a bully or person who manipulated you through intimidation.

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