8. Find a group of people who feel close to each other
When at a party or a meeting, crack a joke and observe the people who are laughing around you.
People who feel close to each other will be looking at each other. This is useful for discerning out friendships and other relationships.
Laughing admirers reveal who enjoys who’s company the most at your office, or within your group of friends.
9. Offer someone a choice instead of a command
This will make people do what you want them to do.
Offer someone a choice instead of a command. For example, instead of saying drink your milk to a toddler, ask which mug would he/she like to drink milk from.
This gives the person a sense of control hence produces a higher chance of a better outcome.
10. Stay calm to win an argument
If the person arguing loses his temper and starts shouting, the natural human tendency is to shout back. Don’t! Stay calm and reply in silence. This will piss them off even more. Try it! It works.
Anger makes a person loudmouth and if you shout back it will provoke their aggressive behavior. Being calm can quiet the aggressor, subside anger and guilt will set in. And usually this person is first to ask for forgiveness.
11. Mirror people’s body language to build up trust.
If you subtly mimic the body language of the person you’re talking to, you can effectively build up trust with them.
By mirroring the way they speak and how they move they’ll like you more, because, to them, it will seem as if you are pretty good compatible.
12. Inception to plant an idea in someone’s mind
To plant a seed of an idea in someone’s mind, ask them to not think of a particular thing at all. Let’s say I ask you to NOT think about ELEPHANTS. What are you thinking of?
13. Right posture will give you an upper hand when dealing with people.
You can apply this psychological trick for both work and pleasure.
Whether you are at work or dating someone, maintaining the right sitting and standing posture can drastically improve your outcomes.
A right posture is a powerful language, which can tremendously boost your confidence.
14. Make people feel needed when you ask for help.
Whenever you need help, always start with the phrase, ‘I need your help…’
It will increase your chances to get the help you need. Because people hate feeling guilty and like to feel needed. So, this psychological trick will always work in personal and professional endeavours.
According to Ben Franklin effect, when people do someone a favour they will eventually like them more than they did before. So ask for help and you are highly likely to make more friends.