Interesting by "striving to appear before others in a way that associates themselves with power, authority, and conventional morality" (see below), one would say "Royal" and underline the use of the concept of "being Royal" in BK Speak. Lekhraj Kirpalani's observation of and obsession with what his clients had ... power, authority.
The Foundation for Critical Thinking wrote:Skilled Manipulators (weak-sense critical thinkers)
There is a much smaller group of people who are skilled in the art of manipulation and control. These people are shrewdly focused on pursuing their own interest without respect to how that pursuit affects others ... They have greater command of the rhetoric of persuasion. They are more sophisticated, more verbal, and generally have greater status.
They are accustomed to playing the dominant role in relationships. They know how to use the established structure of power to advance their interests. Since they are fundamentally concerned, not with advancing rational values, but with getting what they want, they are careful to present themselves as sharing the values of those they manipulate.
Skilled manipulators are rarely insightful dissenters, rebels, or critics of society. The reason is simple. They cannot effectively manipulate members of a mass audience if they appear to that mass to be invalidating their beliefs. Manipulators do not use their intelligence for the public good. Rather they use it to get what they want in alliance with those who share their vested interests. Manipulation, domination, demagoguery, and control are their tools.
Persons skilled in manipulation want to influence the beliefs and behavior of others. And they have insight into what makes people vulnerable to manipulation. As a result, they strive to appear before others in a way that associates themselves with power, authority, and conventional morality. This impetus is evident, for example, when politicians appear before mass audiences with well-polished, but intellectually empty, speeches.
There are a number of alternative labels for the roles that “manipulators” play, including: the spin master, the con artist, the sophist, the propagandist, the indoctrinator, the demagogue, and often, the “politician.” Their goal is always to control what others think and do by controlling the way information is presented to them. They use “rational” means only when such means can be used to create the appearance of objectivity and reasonability. The key is that they are always trying to keep some information and some points of view from being given a fair hearing.
44 Foul Ways to Win an Argument
Accuse Your Opponent of Doing What He is Accusing You of
Accuse Him of Sliding Down A Slippery Slope
Appeal to Authority
Appeal to Experience
Appeal to Fear
Appeal to Pity (or sympathy)
Appeal to Popular Passions
Appeal to Tradition or Faith
Assume a Posture of Righteousness
Attack the person
Beg the Question
Call For Perfection
Create a False Dilemma
Devise Analogies (and Metaphors) That Support Your View
Question Your Opponent’s Conclusions
Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire
Create A Straw Man
Deny or Defend Your Inconsistencies
Demonize His Side Sanitize Yours
Evade Questions, Gracefully
Flatter Your Audience
Hedge What You Say
Ignore the Evidence
Ignore the Main Point
Insist Loudly on a Minor Point
Use the Hard-Cruel-World Argument
Make Sweeping Glittering Generalizations
Make Much of Any Inconsistencies in Your Opponent’s Position
Make Your Opponent Look Ridiculous
Oversimplify the Issue
Raise Nothing But Objections
Seek Your Vested Interests
Shift the Ground.