The amount of money you earn and your position are not the only things that can give you power. Power can be achieved through clever words, subtle tricks and mind games as well.
If you are a sort of person who likes to have it their own way, check out the following psychological tricks that you can use to influence people around you.
1. Look At The Person’s Hairline To Make Them Insecure
If you want to appear intimidating, keep glancing at the person’s hairline during the conversation. It will make them feel very insecure about themselves.
2. Try To Have Important Meetings In Colorful, Happy Places
Which one would you prefer; discussion in an intimidating conference room or in a sunny, airy coffee shop? Studies have shown that people tend to become more ‘selfish’ in an unfriendly environment. If you want someone to sign the deal, take them to a casual, friendly place.
3. Why You Should Not Never Say ‘You Are Welcome’
Helped a friend with an important assignment and they thanked you? Don’t reply by saying ‘welcome’. Say something in the lines of ‘that’s what friends are for’, ‘we are always there for each other’ or ‘you owe me one’. Next time you need a favor, they are more likely to remember it.
4. Copy People’s Body Language And Expressions
Known as the ‘chameleon effect’ in psychology, mimicking someone’s body language, facial expressions and movements can make them like you. Now, don’t go copying everything they do, because that would be crazy. You have to be subtle.
5. Speak Fast During An Argument
When you are arguing with someone, begin to talk very fast. Chances are they won’t be able to process what you said quickly enough. How can they argue back? Win.
6. Ask People For Favors When They Are Really Busy And Tired
People are less likely to be critical and will readily agree to lend you a helping hand when they are busy, tired or distracted. Moreover, if you keep asking people tiny favors now and then, they will start to believe that they like you (even if they don’t).
7. Use A Picture Of Eyes Rather Than Scenery
According to one research, in public places like parks, bathrooms and cafeterias, a picture of eyes motivate people to clean up after themselves. If you want your house to be clean, perhaps you can replace that painting of flowers with eyes.
8. Notice People’s Eye Color When Meeting For The First Time
Unless you are going to write them a romantic letter, eye color does not really matter. What matters is the trust you earn while making the eye contact. People will find you trustworthy, friendly and confident.
9. Nod Your Head While Asking A Question
Studies have shown that nodding while asking a question will make the other person more incline to agree with you. For example, if you ask someone ‘Isn’t that car amazing?’ while nodding, they will probably say yes. You might look silly, though.
10. Remember Names And Use Them More Often
Remembering the name of the person you met recently will instantly make them like you. It will show that you are attentive and caring. It is a little bit difficult, but totally worth it.
11. A Little Bit Of Flattery Never Hurts
Sounds cheesy, but flattery works! It will work in your favor, if you feed the person’s ego every now and then. Just don’t overdo it.
So, when will you be using one of these?