There are plenty of ways to get people to do what you want — without them even realizing you’ve persuaded them.
Whether you want people to like you, to agree with you, or to buy your products, use these tips to feel more powerful in your everyday interactions
1) 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.
2) 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.
3) The Paternal Guide
If you are one of the individuals who people don’t take seriously and you wish they did, 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.
4) 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’ll almost always defensively throw scissors.
5) The Path Finder
If you want to clear through a crowded subway, street or anything similar, then direct your eyes towards the pathway you want to go and watch the crowd follow it. The crowd usually look at other people’s eyes to make the decision of which way to walk.
6) Make Your Kids Eat Broccoli Like Candies
It’s a tough job to make kids eat broccoli or brussel sprouts. Here’s how you can trick them to eat broccoli. Instead of asking them to eat broccoli, try giving them a choice between 2 stalks and 5 stalks of broccoli. They will choose the least number and end up eating broccoli.
7) Become Agreeable Instantly
Here’s 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.
8) 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.
9) 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’re so close. This will prevent the person to become less aggressive and insulting since they are sitting close to you.
10) Build Attraction
If you want someone to like you, make sure to keep your hands warm and before shaking 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.
11) Stalker Detector
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 is contagious.
12) The Earworm Destroyer
Have a song stuck in your head that you want to forget? According to the Zeigarnik effect, 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.