of the persuasion

of a/an/the (something) persuasion

Having the characteristics of a certain type or thing mentioned. Her parents are of a more conservative persuasion, so they don't really approve of our relationship. When it came to light that she had several friends of the communist persuasion, she was blacklisted from the industry immediately.
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of the persuasion that

Having the firm belief that something is the case. I actually know someone who's of the persuasion that the Earth is flat. They're pretty normal other than that bizarre conviction.
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of the persuasion (that)

holding a belief that something is true or is in existence. Anne is of the persuasion that supports that candidate for mayor. The paranoid person was of the persuasion that aliens lived among us.
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of a/the... persuasion

(formal or humorous) of the type mentioned: As a young man, Max had always been of an artistic persuasion.peers of the Liberal persuasion
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Fourth, the persuadee is asked to make a certain judgement of the persuasion attempt.
The third element of the persuasion process is to connect emotionally with the group or individual.
Nonverbal communication is also an important part of the persuasion process.
Table 2 Persuasion Results for Corporate Commercials Mean ratings t-test Significance Persuasion measures "Education" "Economy" level Company image(*) 4.3 3.8 001 Commercial attitude(*) 4.3 3.7 001 Overall company rating(**) 5.2 4.7 001 (Base) (183) (162) (*) 5-point scale where 5 = High (**) 6-point scale where 6 = High Performances on the diagnostic measures were mixed and did offer a clear understanding of the persuasion results.
In reality, most of the persuasion we encounter everyday is implicit, using nonrational techniques (emotional appeals, association techniques, "image building") and long-term, lowkey conditioning.
As I come to the end of my term as President of JASNA, I want to express my deep appreciation for the labors of the Persuasions editor, Susan Allen Ford.