1. Stauche Stimpson

    Stauche Stimpson New Member

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    How would a former shut in neet behave after receiving a lot of power, status and confidence.

    Discussion in 'Research' started by Stauche Stimpson, Dec 6, 2020.

    Also assuming this is a desired position for him and prefers this over his old life. someone who lacks social skills but is in a position to fly by with out them.
     
  2. mar-iposa

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    Given he has lots of confidence despite a lack of social skills, I imagine somebody like Michael Scott from The Office... somebody that makes you wonder "how the heck did somebody let you have this position?" often. I imagine people around this guy having varying degrees of contempt for him, especially if the position normally requires some sort of education (assuming they know he lacks one).

    Other than that... this question is pretty vague. Are you asking what his initial reaction should be? What kind of power is he receiving? If you're asking about what his behavior should be beyond an initial reaction, then the possibilities are endless without more information about your story. Sounds like he'd at least be pretty happy.
     
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  3. Cave Troll

    Cave Troll It's Coffee O'clock everywhere. Contributor

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    IDK...I haven't been handed the keys to the world domination thing yet. :p
    I'll let you know when that happens.

    They might have some eccentricities, but would otherwise make sensible
    decisions. So, probably add some oddity amongst the more reasonable things. :)
     
  4. Fervidor

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    Depends on how confident he is. A healthy amount of confidence is great since it makes you willing to strive for accomplishments while remaining realistic about your abilities. On the other hand, a high level of confidence without the skills and experience to back it up is really the same thing as overconfidence and arrogance.

    Your guy might have a positive and optimistic outlook but still be humble and a bit nervous about interacting with people because he's aware that he isn't very good at that. Or he might be this insufferable buffoon who alienates everyone around him because he's oblivious to his lack of charm or thinks his success and status should make up for it.

    In general, I would think it's more likely to go poorly for him if he gained all that confidence suddenly without "earning" it - that is, if his confidence isn't based on experiences that strengthened his faith in himself over time.

    His base personality would also be a factor: Some people are just naturally charismatic, others are naturally awkward. If he's a nice, friendly and empathetic person he's obviously going to make a more likable impression than if he is egocentric, bitter and callous.
     
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    For those (like me) who don't know—


    NEET, an acronym for "Not in Education, Employment, or Training", refers to a person who is unemployed and not receiving an education or vocational training. The classification originated in the United Kingdom in the late 1990s, and its use has spread, in varying degrees, to other countries and regions, including Japan, South Korea, China, Taiwan, Canada and the United States. The NEET category includes the unemployed, as well as individuals outside the labour force.​
     
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    Depends on his personality, which is something you as the writer have to decide. Could range from insufferable a**ole to gullible patron to sympathetic philantropist.
     
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    Naomasa298 HP: 10/190 Status: Confused Contributor

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    Don't need social skills when you have money.
     
  8. Accelerator231

    Accelerator231 Senior Member

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    Very true. People will do it for you, or be willing to overlook it, if you got money and power.

    Case in point:

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    How he behaves? Well, he likes this position, so hes' going to try and keep it. But I can see some issues coming in from his old life. Old habits. For starters, he'll probably be not that familiar with face to face, more likely to use a secretary or emails. Less boardroom meetings. Social stunting of skills means that he is either too assertive and alienates certain allies, or is too un-assertive, leading him to be walked over.

    Probably a few issues with body language, and also issues from having near zero activity due to staying at home continuously.
     

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