When psychology became a subject of interest it was to understand what wasn’t understood about human beings and their actions.
Then, psychology became a subject of interest as it was assumed that it was a science allowing to help others and enhance well-being.
Then, psychology became a subject of interest as people and businesses believed that it would help them transform relationships at work.
Then, psychology became a subject of interest as marketing discovered that it could tap into emotions to transform the promises customers would believe in.
Somewhere in this history people also figured that what helps can also be used to trick people.
Although all of it might be in good intent, the moment it invites people to assume that they know what the other wants and act as if the other doesn’t need or can’t decide for himself, it has become a power issue.
In a power issue, it rarely is clear if someone took someone else’s power or if someone gave up his power. It’s only clear that someone capable of deciding and having the authority to make a decision has been stripped of that ability.