9 Psychological Tricks to Help You Get the Upper Hand in Any Situation

5. The “OK” gesture helps to show authority without any aggression.

9 Psychological Tricks to Help You Get the Upper Hand in Any Situation

If you need to gain the attention of an audience, but you don’t want to be too aggressive, here’s a little trick. Imagine that you are holding a needle between your thumb and your pointer finger as if you are making the “OK” gesture. During the conversation, try to show the needle to other people. This way, the gestures will appear natural, but you will also draw people’s attention to the important points.

6. If you are bored, use your hands to show it.

9 Psychological Tricks to Help You Get the Upper Hand in Any Situation

If you are not interested in a conversation, but you don’t want to be rude, use your body language to tell the person you’re talking to. Touch your cheek — this will show them you’re not very interested. If they don’t get that hint, put your head on your palm. If that doesn’t help, put your head on your fist. Of course, this is not very polite, but the other person is not being polite either if they still don’t understand that you’re bored.

7. If someone says unpleasant things to you, stare at their forehead.

9 Psychological Tricks to Help You Get the Upper Hand in Any Situation

In order to avoid talking to a toxic person that wants to tell you that they don’t think your new haircut looks good, just stare at their forehead. This look shows power. Even if you don’t feel confident, this simple life hack will help you get the upper hand quickly.

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