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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Avoid “but”

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You may have noticed that even in this list we use the “but” (agreement). The truth is, however, that people are much more receptive to a “yes, and” than they are to a “yes, but.”


Using names

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Using somebody’s name can instantly make them like you more. Keep in mind, however, that you shouldn’t overuse it. That could make them like you less.


Let people talk

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Even if you already know something, let them teach you or show you. People love doing this. And if you really want somebody to enjoy their conversation with you, just get them to talk about themselves.


Phone interviews

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Here’s a psychology trick for your next phone interview: dress up in your professional clothes. We’re serious. Even though its a phone interview, the attire will help you get into a more confident frame of mind.


“Oh yea, I remember you telling me that.”

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When you find someone is repeating themselves, don’t break them off with an abrupt “you already told me that.” By letting them know that you remember what they said, they will realize that they don’t need to tell you again, but they will also know that you appreciate the things they say.

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