It's literally on a god-like level. I'm thinking it's probably because they need to avoid showing any emotion so they wouldn't be hurt by their abusers, so they developed mechanisms to de-escalate situations and maintain their role. What I don't understand is how they can be so good at it. Is this something all abuse victims have?
Someone I know is literally the king at this and though he looks weak before you approach him, as soon as he interacts with anyone, it's like that person is always trapped in his web. I've seen tons of situations where girls go to him expecting him to be one way or to bend to them, then literally after a brief interaction they end up worshiping him and literally begging for attention and willing to do anything. Seeing that literally changed my view on a lot of things. He doesn't have social status or anything either and he doesn't care to stand out or fit in. He also doesn't lift. If you guys are into labels, he'd be something like a sigma, with a high EQ. I remember he showed me this hot party girl who was literally BEGGING him have to sex, but he curved her because he said that his intuition gave him red flags about her.