Acknowledging the power dynamics inherent in most interviews
does not mean grovelling. As already mentioned, throwing yourself
at the feet of the interviewer or laughing yourself hoarse at a lame
joke will more than likely be seen as a form of deceit. The lesson
here is a simple one: be aware of the underlying power dynamics
present at most interviews and avoid behaviours (such as arguing a
point or openly disagreeing with the interviewer) that will more
than likely put the interviewer off.