Cynicism is often mistaken for intelligence, when in truth it a sign of the opposite. When we use our full intelligence we taken into account multiple emotional perspectives rather than only a basic survivalist motivation. Sure, there are many guru's of manipulation in our age, the cynics who pedal their crude interpretations and debased analysis, but they have developed their brains poorly and would have you do the same. Full intelligence requires empathy, love and generosity of spirit; that's when the human species becomes successful at social complexity.