/dɪˈflɛkʃ(ə)n/: A deflection specialist is a person with extensive experience in diverting attention away from a trajectory presented by the outside world due to a build-up of resistance between that particular trajectory and their personal narrative.
If I feel resistance from your remark, or if I don’t like where the line of thinking is heading, I’ll evaluate the strength of your position and adjust my response accordingly. My objective upon your strong message is to devalue it, or at least shift the devastation off my path and onto another… if not yours, someone else’s. Therefore, by essentially revealing something even weaker than my own weakness, while also taking you up and down in emotion, I gain the upper hand needed for a successful deflection. This is the nature of a Deflection Specialist.
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