People become jaded easily. After awhile, they claim to know all of your tricks. Sometimes you need to throw a few curves just to keep the game interesting.
It is not enough to go left when expected to go right. They will pick up on the pattern. Rather it is best to be predictably unpredictable.
You cannot take someone for granted if you do not know what the grant is for. Keep moving, while they are busy figuring you out. What if the solving of the puzzle reveals yet another layer?
It is necessary to pay attention. Too often, people are anticipating what will be said. As a result, they turn out to be wrong.
You do not need to confound, their short attention spans will be your greatest ally. If a person cares, it will be obvious. Their light will shine like a beacon in the night.
Those that can see, will see. The ones that can hear, will hear. All others will merely trip over their own suppositions.