KotOR 2: Negative influence?

I know several people on this board played KotOR 2. Is there any point to negative Influence?

A bit of background for the unenlightened. KotOR 2 (Knights of the Old Republic 2: The Sith Lords) has many characters who can join you in your quest. You can gain Influence with them by doing things they like, which may open up new options and abilities for both you and the characters. Almost every character has something significant they can give you.

The game notes that negative Influence can open up options, too. Does this actually work?

When you have a decent amount of influence over your friends, you can convert them to Jedi. I don’t know what the penalty is for a lack of influence.

I know. Here’s the list of what you can get:

Kreia: Quite a lot about herself and Revan. She also helps you out in geting several upgrades, but I’m not sure which, if any of those require influence from her.

Atton:+1 Will save for you and he can become a Jedi Sentinal

T3-M4: 1 Wisdom for you

Bao-Dur: He can become a Jedi Guardian

Handmaiden: You can get the ability to ad your Wis to your AC (the best ability in the game, period. And she becomes a Jedi Guardian. Woot.

HK-47: I honestly forget. I think he grants some Reflex bonuses. Anyway, he tells you a lot about killing Jedi and Revan

Mira: She becomes a Jedi Sentinal

Hanharr: +2 Str & -2 Int for him, +4 Str & +2 Con for you

G0-t0: You can learn his history

Disciple: he can become a Jedi… consular?

Visas: Force Sight special ability and a handful of extra force points

Mandalore: absolutely nothing.

I just want to know if there’s anything for getting Negative influence.

Influence will bring your partners closer or further away from your own alignment. The more they like you (high influence), their alignment will approach your own, which is good for making Jedi who are on your side. Low alignment will push them away.

Extreme negative influence can open up the same conversation options as extreme positive, but you have to bully it out of them instead of being nice. And of course, some characters have different opinions on what being “nice” is.