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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If you are in customer service, have a mirror somewhere facing the customer. Customers are far less likely to get unreasonably angry when they can see themselves

Young girl looking at mirrorSource: quora, Image: Shutterstock

If someone only partially answers your question, don't interrupt...wait. You are far more likely to get a complete answer by saying nothing than saying something.

waitSource: lifehacker.com, Image: https://pixabay.com/en/wait-sign-waiting-icon-stop-661072/

After you state your position in a negotiation, if you are still speaking, you are not speaking in your favor.

Young man negotiatingSource: quora, Image: Shutterstock

If you want to get something from someone, try framing it as though it were an offer instead of a request.

Young wife making list for cookingSource: mindtools.com, Image: Shutterstock

When playing any sport and somebody is on fire, just ask them about their technique. This gets them out of their body and back into their head. What does that accomplish you might ask? Well, it makes them over-think what they’re doing...and mess it up.

Basketball player on fireSource: quora, Image: Shutterstock

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