11 Clever Psychological Tricks That Everyone Should Know
Psychology is a science with certain laws one cannot ignore. Modern marketing specialists, entrepreneurs, and even swindlers realize that.
Bright Side offers a few psychological tricks you can use in everyday life to make it much easier and more exciting for you to reach your goals.
Have you ever felt like a certain someone has been staring at you for a while? But you were never quite sure? Then try this test. Next time you feel someone’s sneaky stare coming your way, try yawning at that moment. Act out a long and enjoyable yawn, then look at that person. As we all know, yawns have a strong contagious effect. So if your stalker yawns right after you, you can be certain that they were, in fact, watching you.
If you need to get through a crowd of people, try the following: stand straight, and concentrate on your end goal with your eyes. Now go. You’ll be surprised at how easily people will let you through! However, this trick will not work if you are wearing sunglasses or looking at your phone.
Did you ever happen to have a work meeting with a person who openly doesn’t like you? If you think they are about to throw you under the bus or try to provoke a fight with you, simply take a seat next to them. This way, they will have to turn to you with their entire body to make contact. Either the guilt will kick in or they will feel uncomfortable saying mean things about you with you being so close to them. They will probably say less if anything at all.
Whenever a person seems to be hiding something while talking to you, don’t ask them again and again. Just look in their eyes. The prolonged eye contact will make them feel too uncomfortable and guilty to lie to you, and they will tell the truth.
It’s simple: if you want a discount, ask if you can have it for free. The thing is that people feel bad rejecting you the first time, so they will be much nicer the second time.
This is another trick which will convince someone to do you a favor. Apparently, it is very important which ear you talk into. Words heard by the right ear affect our logical reasoning, whereas the left ear is responsible for our feelings. Therefore, you should ask someone about their business while standing on their right, but compliments and romantic confessions should be heard from the person’s left.
Whenever someone looks you in the eye, it feels like they are attentively listening to you. Thus, if you like someone and would like to build a future together, try to study and remember their eye color whenever they talk. The look you give them will make them more fond of you.
A girl will probably like you much more if you ask her out to an amusement park on your first date. The excitement and physiological arousement will make her enjoy your company much more. A scary movie, carting, and any extreme sports will do too.
A person can grow to like you if you say their name often after you get to know each other. Hearing our own names is like music to our ears. So why not use this trick and see if it works on your crush?
While learning new skills or information, share it with another person. Retell them everything in detail, and you will remember everything much easier and better.
This trick became famous due to an Internet video where two people fighting on a train were stopped by a man who simply walked between them. It sounds impossible, but there was a catch. The young man, who was soon nicknamed Snackman, was... eating. Food has a calming effect on people. Without even realizing it, when people observe others having food, they unconsciously become less aggressive.