Even if we’re unique in our own way, we share the same human nature. It allows us to create bonds with other people and more importantly, discover the hacks for their way of thinking. Taking advantage of what we all already have inside, it’s possible to influence others’ decisions and opinions about us and situations.
We’ve gathered these useful psychological tricks which have a strong effect on almost everyone.
1. Create an illusion of choice.
If you need someone to do something for you, ask for a more difficult task to do before telling your original request. After rejecting the bigger things, people tend to accept the easy-looking request. This also works when you try to convince someone. Give them 2 options at the same time: the thing you want and another task harder to achieve. What you will achieve by this is to make your actual request look simpler next to the other.
2. Turn disagreement to advantage.
When people tell you things you don’t agree with, don’t object to them firmly. First acknowledge what they say with words like, “I see what you mean” and continue with your own opinion asking “but have you ever thought about this part of it?” That approach will help you make your point without being interrupted or having someone oppose you.