Psychologists Reveal Ways In Which People Manipulate Others Into Doing What They Want
We can all get favors from our friends but that is a 50-50 area. Sometimes they will say ‘yes’ immediately while other times it could use some persuasion. But, did you know that there are certain techniques by which you can manipulate and trick people into saying ‘yes’?
Believe it or not but these techniques are being used on us every day by ads, corporates and even our friends. You can use them too if you want. These are simple yet deceptive methods of getting people to do what you want them to.
1The power of ‘no’!
The power the word ‘no’ has is ridiculous. When you give someone the option of saying ‘no’ they believe whatever you say after that. If it’s not compulsory and they can say ‘no’, then what is the harm in trying it? And, they’ve got you. This is something that many people often use to lure people into their traps.
2Using a decoy
This is something marketing people use all the time. You want to buy cheap things, we all do. The economy isn’t that good anywhere. But, yet expensive things and services get sale. How come? This is because the marketing team uses decoys. They place expensive services or products beside cheap ones with little to no value to make the expensive ones look more exciting and worthy.
We know the age-old rule of friendship. If your friends helped you in a time of need now you owe them. This is something that has been passed down for generations. This is also something people use for their own gains. They help out their friends just so that they will owe them a favor later on in the future.
4Being a chameleon
This is a mental technique some people use to get ahead of others. They will copy the person they are talking to. This is a really cool yet deceptive move. They will copy your mannerisms, language, interests to make you like them more. This way when they ask you for a favor you will not say no.
If you want someone to do something, ask them to do one hard, meaningless task. They will obviously say no. According to the researchers at Stanford University, the next time you ask them to do something, they will say yes. This happens because they feel guilty for turning you down before and now want to make it up to you.