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Psychological Mind Tricks That Actually Work

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While most people claim to have control over their minds and reactions there are a few different psychological tricks that often work on people. This only makes sense as the entirety of the marketing and advertising industry is based on these things.

1. Make someone feel indebted

If you are planning on asking for a favor but you know the other person will be resistant, you can try to first do something for them. This will put an increased amount of pressure on them as they will want to return the favor.

2. Mirroring

Another great way of getting someone to be on your mind is by mirroring your personality. This means that you can mimic their posture, attitude, and behavior to have them perceive you as being linked to them or on their side. This is a great way of influencing people as it will make you appear more trustworthy to them.

3. Repetition

Repetition is a great way of sounding convincing. The more times that someone hears what you have to say, the more likely they are to start viewing it as legitimate. This will mean that they will listen to what you have to say and often be influenced by it.

4. Use their name

People will often get lost in their thoughts as you are speaking to them. If you want to keep them from wandering off then you can try using their name. This will bring them back to the conversation and they are more likely to keep listening to what you have to say.