12 Incredible Psychological Tricks That Can Make People Do What You Want

You might have wondered how things would be if you could read other people’s minds and make them do what you want them to do. You may have read this in the mass media or heard from friends. Some people use their intuition for this, but if you are not so perceptive, there is only one choice left: learning skills that could change people’s behavior. It is a well-known fact that we get over 55% of information through nonverbal communication. Allan Pease, an Australian body language expert, wrote about this. Mimics, gestures, and other body movements can unmask a person and tell you what they really think or feel. So how can you make people change their behavior and do what you want them to do? See this article posted on Faceofmalawi that discuses some psychological tricks that can change people’s behavior.

Some of these tricks below are really powerful and should only be used with good intentions. Try them out and let the magic unfold.

The Conversation Conditioner

You can have real fun with this trick. When talking to someone, choose a word that another person has said. Whenever, they use that word or something close to it, simply offer an affirmation, nod or smile. Do this and watch how the person repeats the word every time.

The Talk and Carry

If you want someone to carry something of yours, like your books, then do this. Keep talking while handing your books to them. The person will carry your things, unconsciously.

The Paternal Guide

If you are one of the individuals who people don’t take seriously and you wish they did, and then try out this super fun trick to make them do just that. Tell them that whatever advice you are giving is what your dad had said. People tend to trust advice offered by fathers.

Rock Paper Scissors

If you want to win every single time at rock paper scissors then ask someone a question right before starting the game. If you ask, then immediately start into the “rock, paper, scissors” chant, they will almost always defensively throw scissors.

The Path Finder

If you want to clear through a crowded subway, street or anything similar, and then direct your eyes towards the pathway you want to go and watch the crowd follow it. The crowds usually look at other people’s eye to make the decision of which way to walk.

Make Your Kids Eat Broccoli Like Candies

It’s a tough job to make your kids eat broccoli or Brussels sprouts. Here is how you can trick them to eat broccoli. Instead of asking them eat broccoli, try giving them choice between 2 stalks and 5 stalks of broccoli. They will choose the least number and end up eating broccoli.

Become Agreeable Instantly

Here is how you can persuade others to agree with you. Nod your head whenever you are asking a question. This will make the person believe that they agree with your words and ultimately agree with you.

Information Magnet

Want to get something out of a person? Ask him/her a question, keep quiet for a few seconds and maintain eye contact. This will automatically make the other person talk and divulge all the necessary information.

Confront Your Nemesis

If you think someone is about to bad-mouth you in a meeting or a group situation, sit next to that person. It’s extremely awkward talking bad about someone and being aggressive when they are so close. This will prevent the person to become less aggressive and insulting since they are sitting close to you.

Build Attraction

If you want someone to like you make sure to keep your hands warm and before shaking the hand of that person. Warms hands make you seem trustworthy, inviting and friendly. Also follow up with this by mimicking the other person’s posture and actions. It will make it look like you two are a good fit for each other.

Stalker Director

Do you feel like someone is watching over you? Follow this simple technique. Yawn and look at the next person. If they also yawn then they have been watching you as yawning are contagious.

The Earworm Destroyer

Have a song stuck in your head that you want to forget? According to the Zeigarnik effects, your minds tends to think of things left unfinished, so thinking of the end of the song will close the loop and allow you get the song out of your head.

(Source: Faceofmalawi)


The Author

Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a communication researcher with several years of lecturing experience in Nigerian universities.


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  1. Will like to participate to know if it works

  2. Wow
    psychologist be playing with minds lolzzz

  3. am sure gonna try these

  4. Okonkwo Isioma Jane

    It actually works

  5. Wow!!! good job,this is educative

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