25 Psychology Hacks to Control (Almost) Any Situation

Posted by , Updated on March 10, 2017

What if we told you that there are Psychological tips that will help you take control of almost any situation? Well there are and we have compiled them together in today’s list! Just to get this out of the way – we here at List25 don’t condone manipulating people. That is not the point of this list. Having said that, however, there are some interesting ways we can leverage psychology to make the most out of various situations. These are 25 Psychology Hacks to Control (Almost) Any Situation.

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It’s easy to judge a person’s character by noticing the way they treat people who can’t do anything for them

homelessSource: philosiblog.com, Image: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Homeless_Man.jpg

When you go on first dates, make them exciting (roller coasters, sky-diving, etc). Your date’s heart will race, adrenaline will flow, and they will indirectly associate the endorphin flood with you. In psychology it’s called the misattribution of arousal

skydivingSource: wikipedia, Image: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Skydiving_over_Cushing.jpg

Emotional expression causes emotion. This means that if you force yourself to smile, your mood will actually improve. Psychologists have even found that people are happier when they are asked to hold chopsticks between their teeth

smileySource: psychologytoday, Image: https://pixabay.com/en/smile-ball-yellow-837661/

If someone is making jokes to the group at your expense, ask them to repeat the joke several times. It seems counter-intuitive, but it will become progressively less funny and nobody will remember it.

laughingSource: quora, Image: https://www.flickr.com/photos/93963757@N05/8551937456

When debating, don’t give away your stance first but rather your argument. If you tell people where you stand they will more than likely discard anything you say about the subject because they will already have “understood” your bias (oh, he’s a Republican). If you don’t tell them where you stand, and let it remain a mystery, they will have to piece things together for themselves and really try to understand your argument.

talkingSource: quora, Image: https://pixabay.com/en/conversation-talk-talking-people-799448/

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