ha..some here must have taken similar psych classes or read some of the books we were assigned.
from the laws of power by greene:
law 4. always say less than necessary, when you are trying to impress people with words, the more you say, the more common you appear, and the less in control. even if you are saying something banal, it will seem original if you make it vague, open-ended, and sphinx like. powerful people impress and intimidate by saying less. the more you say, the more likely you are to say something foolish (greene, 1998).