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  • Everyone wants things to go their way.

  • Here are 7 mind tricks you can do right now to get what you want.

  • Mirroring

  • To get someone to subconsciously think they like you, mirror their body language.

  • I feel like we could... bring you in.

  • That's great! I'd love... I'd love to work here.

  • "Foot in the Door" Technique

  • Ask a small favor of someone, "Kaitlyn, could you open this for me? I can't," before you ask them for what you really want.

  • Hey! You know, you're pretty strong. I'm moving this weekend; I could really use some help.

  • Oh... Yeah, sure.

  • Oh, that'd be great.

  • "Door in the Face" Technique

  • Ask for something big, "Hey, Sara. Would you mind watching my cat this weekend?" "Uh? This weekend?" before you reveal what you really need.

  • - It's kind of... - Actually, maybe, you know, that's a lot to ask.

  • Maybe you could just put this in the mail for me.

  • - Yeah, I can do that; I can do that. - Hey, thanks!

  • Misattribution of Arousal

  • Sometimes we think our emotions are caused by one reason, but actually caused by another.

  • Do something exciting with a date.

  • And they might mistake their jitters for attraction.

  • Conformity

  • You can get someone to agree with you in the moment on something that is clearly incorrect by placing them in a group setting and having everyone else give that wrong answer.

  • Hey, Robert, by the way,

  • all of us have been showing up to work every Sunday.

  • You haven't been there.

  • - Right, guys? - Yeah.

  • Every Sunday man!

  • You gotta show up to work on Sunday, man.

  • - OK... Yeah, OK. Cool. - OK, good.

  • Primacy/Recency Effect

  • If you want someone to remember you out of the group, try to be introduced first or last.

  • Who wants to go first?

  • Oh, I'll go first.

  • Swearing

  • We all have to go to the damn bathroom every once a while, but what if it could be a hell of a lot more fun.

  • You can persuade an audience better by mildly swearing at the start and/or end of a speech or presentation.

  • It will demonstrate that you're passionate about your argument.

  • In short, it's something we need, damn it!

Everyone wants things to go their way.

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Mind Tricks To Get What You Want

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    Laura Hung posted on 2015/05/11
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