It’s important to learn these psychological tricks to make things run more smoothly, whether it’s for work or for fun. These aren’t meant to be confused with ways to trick people into offering you what you want; rather, they’re meant to help you enhance your overall communication and interpersonal relationships. Here are six psychological tricks which might help you in your daily life:-
- The secret to success is a self-assurance
While it is easier said than done, adopting a confident demeanor goes a long way toward making a good first (or second, third, or hundredth) impression. People admire optimistic individuals. They are more dependable, trustworthy, and appealing to us.
- Seeking to understand a group of people
When a group of people laughs, everybody immediately looks at the person they feel closest to in the group. This is a good way to see which of your co-workers are closer together than they appear to be. Do you want to know who is sleeping together in secret or who is at the top or bottom of the socioeconomic hierarchy? Next time something amusing occurs, pay attention to where everyone’s gazes are drawn.
- Keeping the first interaction brief
The main objective of this psychological trick is to dangle something highly desired in front of someone’s eyes. If you want to approach someone, keep your first interaction brief — introduce yourself, ask a few questions, and then leave it at that. The individual may begin to anticipate your next interaction and may even seek you out on their own.
- Encourage healthy behaviors
Humans, as much as we’d like to believe we’re special, react to operant conditioning in the same way that other animals do. When someone does something you appreciate, thank them and praise them. On the one side, they’ll be delighted, and they’ll be more likely to do the same again. On the other end, it’s actually a very good expression.
- It’s completely fine to say ‘No’
Respond by saying “no” or “Sorry, I can’t” if someone wants you to do anything you wouldn’t want to (or can’t). There is no need for further clarification. This will throw them off because people are prone to making explanations for why they are unable to do anything. However, in most circumstances, you are under no obligation to explain yourself, and “No” is a full sentence.
Text by: Ankita Dutta, IBTN9