#5 Say someone’s name right after meeting them
Most of us forget names the first time we meet someone. This can be both confusing and uncomfortable for us when we keep interacting with them. Imagine asking someone’s name 3 days after you’ve met them. The horror! This is why experts suggest saying their name a few times right after you meet them. This will reinforce the name in your brain. Moreover, this MUST use psychological hack will make the other the person feel you are paying attention to them and like you more.
#6 Look at their feet
This is one of the weirdest psychological life hacks, but it works! When you meet someone, notice the posture of their feet as it helps you understand what the person thinks about you and how they are feeling. If their feet are pointed towards your direction, they are interested in talking to you. On the other hand, if they are pointed away from you even though their body and head is facing you, then you might want to start planning your exit.
#7 Silence is still golden
Use the power of silence to make people say what you want them to answer. If someone refuses to answer or answers partially or if they refuse to understand your point, stay silent and continue to look at them. This will force them to initiate conversation and offer a satisfying answer.
#8 To stay cool, chew gum
No. I don’t mean your breath. If you feel nervous or tense in a particular situation, chewing gum can help to calm your nervous and remain cool and composed. Our brain believes that when we eat, we are in a safe environment. I am sure you won’t be chomping on a burger with extra cheese while you are being chased by a bear. Chewing gum will trick your mind to think you are comfortable and ease any stress or anxiety.
#9 Offer validation
We all look for validation from others. It helps us to boost our ego and our self-esteem. When someone really listens to us and validates what we think, believe or say, it makes us feel important. So make sure you rephrase and repeat what a person says immediately if you want them to like you, get attention from you and rely on you for validation. This one is a bit sneaky but hey…it works!
#10 Keep your hands warm
You already know how important a great handshake is for making an impression. But have you ever realized how terrible it feels to shake a cold hand? It simply shows that you are nervous and anxious. You don’t want that while making a good first impression. So make sure your hands are softly warm when you meet someone or before shaking hands. You can rub your palms together or make a quick stop at the restroom to dip your hands in some warm water.
#11 For the perfect date, do something thrilling
A movie and dinner for a date is just lazy and boring. If you want your date to really like you and go out with you again, make sure you do something exciting together. Your date will not only have fun and have their hearts throbbing, but they will be seriously impressed with you. They will subconsciously relate you with fun, happiness and excitement.
#12 Sit next to someone to avoid aggression
Did you know we tend to be more aggressive with someone who is in front of us or at a distance from us, instead of the person right next to us? This is one of the simplest psychological life hacks. If you wish to avoid aggressive arguments, then simply sit or stand right beside them. We don’t usually show aggression to someone who is at close proximity. Moreover, it is just uncomfortable to turn to your side just to confront a person right next to you.