25 Psychology Hacks to Control (Almost) Any Situation

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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When meeting people, try to notice their eye color while you smile at them. You don’t have to mention anything about it, but it’s a good way to make sure that you really look them in the eyes.

eyeSource: mindzette.com, Image: https://pixabay.com/en/eye-blue-eye-eyeball-eye-closeup-369557/

As the conventional wisdom goes, a person’s name is the sweetest sound in the world to that person. If you remember a person’s name, you will make that person feel very special indeed.

my name isSource: Dale Carnegie via goodreads, Image: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hello_my_name_is_sticker.svg


Chew gum if possible when doing nerve-racking things. It somehow gets your brain to calm down

gumSource: livescience.com, Image: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Super_Bubble_Gum.jpg

If you can get someone to do something simple for you, they are more likely to do something bigger. It’s called gradual commitment or “foot in the door”

doorSource: wikipedia, Image: https://pixabay.com/en/door-handle-keyhole-wooden-metal-690704/

Note: we don’t advocate taking advantage of people


If you work in retail and get angry at customers who are angry at you, you’re just taking the bait. Respond with kindness and the situation will either diffuse, or they’ll go on to act even crazier and make fools out of themselves

frownSource: huffingtonpost.com, Image: https://pixabay.com/en/man-angry-irritated-unhappy-mask-390339/

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