These 28 Psychological Tricks Are So Easy, You’ll Probably Want To Try Them On The Next Person You Meet

There is no shortage of books and psychology articles with tips on how to use body language to achieve success. But let’s be real – no language trick will make your date instantly fall in love with you, or your dream company hire you. However, there are some psychological tricks that are so easy, you...


Try These 28 Psychological Tricks Everyday

There is no shortage of books and psychology articles with tips on how to use body language to achieve success. But let’s be real – no language trick will make your date instantly fall in love with you, or your dream company hire you. However, there are some psychological tricks that are so easy, you can use them every day. What can you gain from these tips? Well, you could appear more confident than you really are and that is a great start.

One internet user compiled a list of fun and easy psychological tricks that you can try for yourself. Take a look at these twenty short tips below and tell us in the comments whether you’ve used any of them before.

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#1 Make Them Go Easier On You

Make Them Go Easier On You

If you predict that your boss is going to go off on you in a meeting, sit close to them. It is intensely uncomfortable to talk badly about someone and be aggressive when they are sitting right next to you. The result? The person that intended to bad-mouth you will take it easier.

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#2 Stop Procrastinating

Stop Procrastinating

If you’re a procrastinator and have important tasks coming up that can’t be put off – try thinking about the task before you sleep. It will force your brain to act on them mentally and your brain will start to draw a pathway to the completion of the task. Simply put – before doing a task in the physical world, do it in your head first. When you get to it in your real life, the brain will have already processed a huge chunk of the task, making it easier for you to actually finish it.

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#3 Tackle Eye Contact Anxiety

Tackle Eye Contact Anxiety

If you experience anxiety, prolonged eye contact can make you a bit overwhelmed. If it is difficult and uncomfortable for you to maintain eye contact, try looking the person between the eyes. It does not look that much different to the observer and it will make you look way more confident and friendly.

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#4 Get The Information You Need

Get The Information You Need

If you want somebody to open up to you, ask them a question and if the person answers it only partially – remain silent and keep eye contact for a little while. This will pressure the person into talking – only beware that some people might get irritated.

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#5 Drop Name-Bombs

Drop Name-Bombs

If you want to make an impression on someone and maybe even appear charming to them, try repeating their name throughout the conversation. This is because when we hear our names, it grabs our attention and makes us feel like we’re being personally addressed and really engaged with. Make sure you don’t overdo it though, as you might appear a little bit creepy.

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#6 Learn Things With Ease

Learn Things With Ease

The best way to learn and remember something is by trying to explain it to someone else. We tend to simplify things when explaining them to others, therefore this might help you to concentrate on the most important bits of information that you wish to remember.

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#7 Stop Worrying Before An Event

Stop Worrying Before An Event

If you feel nervous before some kind of event or action, instead of biting your nails or reaching for a cigarette, just try chewing some gum beforehand. Our brains are wired to believe that we’re safe whenever we’re eating.

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#8 Appear Friendlier

Appear Friendlier

Want to appear friendly and confident while meeting someone new? Try to make a note of their eye color. No need to mention it to them, of course, but the idea behind it is that it’s a simple technique to maintain the optimum amount of eye contact which is a sign of friendliness and confidence.

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#9 Make Them Agree With You

Make Them Agree With You

If you want someone to agree with you when asking a question, slightly nod your head while doing so. In psychology it’s called mirroring. It means that people will be more likely to agree with you if you are sending positive affirmation signals (in this case, nodding).

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#10 Fake A Smile

Fake A Smile

If you’re feeling a bit down (we all have those days, don’t we?) trick your brain into thinking that you’re in a good mood by simply faking a smile. The brain and the body both exchange feedback simultaneously, therefore consequently, one affects the other in numerous ways. Fake smiling will engage similar neural networks as a genuine smile would. This means that faking a smile (or any other kind of expression of joy) can lift your mood

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