Manipulation measures your aptitude for active self-expression, such as when you want to get someone else to do something. It is important when you are attempting to influence or manipulate another person directly, especially if this person does not particularly care for you. Characters with high Manipulation are not generally well-trusted by those who know them best (though Charisma can offset this, conceivably).

1 Poor; you express yourself in as few words as possible, your thoughts usually show on your face.
2 Average; sometimes they might believe you, sometimes they might not.
3 Good; you'd make a good lawyer, you can control most of your expressions if you're thinking about it.
4 Exceptional; run for office, most folks will agree with you despite their better judgment.
5 Outstanding; you can sell ice to an Eskimo, people see what you want them to.
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