A communicational tradecraft directive for the purpose of connecting with a target, asset or other persons to gain usable control, access and trust.
True urban camouflage is becoming a part of an interpersonal space, not hide within a (crypsis) visual space – including speech. – Det V Cader
Linguistic variation in situational contexts is essential for interpersonal communication in the field.
To adapt to the behavioral changes in communication by attuning to the target’s culture, language, class, social position and character. Furthermore, adjusting to the target’s style of speech, beyond language and extending to slang, accents, dialects and vocabulary.
In layman’s term; changing how you speak and what you say to match each type of person. So that the target is more receptive to what you have to say.
It’s convergence of communication; methods where each person adapts to each other’s communicative behaviors to reduce social and cultural differences by accommodation – but instead it’s a focused one-way convergence for you to apply it to the target.
Specifically, this is a process of adapting your speech patterns to align to the target’s. Not just the words used, but how the words are said. First a shift in language if necessary, then an adaptation of the target’s pronunciation, pause and utterance lengths, vocal intensities and body language.
This communicational tradecraft strategy enhances your ability to get your message heard and you yourself to gain approval from the receiver. It increases efficiency in communication by getting rid of speech rigidity and streamlines your message.
It builds credibility, respect, influence and or attraction because of the likability and charisma manufactured by adaptive linguistics with the target.
The more similar your personality (conveyed by style of speech) and more familiar your beliefs (conveyed by context of speech) are to the target, the more likely a bond can be created through convergence.
For example, situational linguistics will greatly differ from each type of person and where they are from, as well as the venue the engagement is occurring:
Nationality vs Other Nationality
Terrorist vs Street Criminal
Gang Member vs Mafia Member
Business Man vs Business Woman
Sociopath vs Psychopath
Salesman vs Manager
Heavy Metal Fan vs Classical Fan
Alpha Male vs Beta Male
Law Enforcement vs Spy
Beautiful Woman vs Cute Woman
Republican vs Democrat
Introvert vs Extrovert
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On The Street or In a Building
With The Target’s Friends or Alone
Target’s Country or Not
Professional Setting or Casual
Public Setting or Private
The differences of communicative styles also being present for each exact type of person but from another place, such as a terrorist from Eastern Europe vs the Middle East vs “homegrown”.
The operative goal being to gain their trust or at least some form of it, to get them to do what you want them to do, acquire information or to gain an asset for a future purpose – HUMINT (human intelligence).
Ascertain what a rough type of person the target is before initial contact then dynamically establish how you should strategically speak to them in regards to the social context and situational variation.
This is amicable social control, not sleazy social engineering, making it a more fluid, natural and effective mechanism of control and administration.
[OPTICS : Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt]