25 Psychological Tricks That Really Do Work

Posted by , Updated on January 1, 2018


Today, we’re going to share with you some pretty cool and useful psychological tricks that really do work. But before we go there, know that we at List25 don’t condone manipulating people to get your way. With that said, there are some psychological tricks you should be aware of because they might help you get what you want. Also, other people might try using these psychology tricks to get what THEY want so you should try to recognize these tricks. (This is pretty much the definition of advertisement/marketing.) These are 25 psychological tricks that really do work.

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mirrorSource: quora

By lightly assuming a bit of a person’s persona, you are more likely to establish a repertoire with them. Just don’t go too strong. That could seem artificial and strange.



helpSource: quora, Image: http://www.publicdomainpictures.net (public domain)

Whether you ask for one, or someone offers to do something for you, these are a great way to make somebody feel useful and also establish a connection with them. Of course, don’t go overboard; we’re talking about small favors only.



i agreeSource: quora

This psychology trick can be powerful, especially when you disagree. Try your best to find some common ground and start with that. For example, “I agree with you here, but…” or “I understand this, but…”


Tom Sawyering

tom sawyerSource: quora, Image: https://commons.wikimedia.org (public domain: author's life + 100 years or less)

This is when you pretend that something you don’t want to do is actually really interesting or fun in order to get somebody else to do it.


Admit the little things

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One good way to build trust is if you admit when you’re wrong, especially on little things. You can even strategically take the blame for something you didn’t actually do (not recommended from an ethical standpoint). This way, you’re more likely to be trusted later on.

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