mind game

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mind game

n.
An act of calculated psychological manipulation, done especially to confuse or intimidate.
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Noun1.mind game - any game designed to exercise the intellectmind game - any game designed to exercise the intellect
game - an amusement or pastime; "they played word games"; "he thought of his painting as a game that filled his empty time"; "his life was all fun and games"
2.mind game - deliberate actions of calculated psychological manipulation intended to intimidate or confuse (usually for competitive advantage)mind game - deliberate actions of calculated psychological manipulation intended to intimidate or confuse (usually for competitive advantage); "football players try to play mind games with the opposition"; "the jeweler's mind game is to convince lovers that the size of a gemstone reflects the depth of their feelings"
manipulation, use - exerting shrewd or devious influence especially for one's own advantage; "his manipulation of his friends was scandalous"
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Jones had been dealing with San Miguel's psychological tactics since the start of the series, with Santos, Ross and Standhardinger among the principal figures.
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They understand not only the physical and psychological tactics that traffickers use, but also how victims respond to these tactics.
We try to nullify that situation by encouraging him to put that behind him g ad H and do his talking on the pitch and not to be put off by psychological tactics.
The average cost to victims is PS32,000 as fraudsters employ increasingly advanced psychological tactics to persuade victims to invest.
The book advises the reader on psychological tactics to put the enemy off guard, on ways to forestall an attack and on the importance of observation.
Going 1-nil up before you leave the changing room Even top sides aren't beyond employing psychological tactics to try and get the upper hand before the opposition even walk onto the pitch...
Going one-nil up before you leave the changing room Even top sides aren't beyond employing psychological tactics to try and get the upper hand before the opposition even walk onto the pitch...
Politicians are well aware of this and use an array of psychological tactics designed to influence how we vote.