6) Yawn to know who’s watching you
Ever get that feeling that you’re being watched in a public place? Well, the next time you feel someone’s looking at you, simply look at the person you suspect and yawn!
As yawning is contagious, chances are your stalker will yawn too and reveal themselves. Studies show that contagious yawning is a response to someone else’s yawn.
7) Ask for favors to build connection
Have a crush on someone from your class or workplace? Then simply ask them for a small favor to make them like you and be friendlier. Known as the Ben Franklin effect, this psychological trick reveals that when someone performs a favor for you, they are more likely to do more favors for you.
This is a form of cognitive dissonance that makes the person believe that they like you as they have done something nice for you.
8) Get close to avoid arguments
About to get into a heated argument with your boss or your partner? Simply sit close to them. Being in close proximity with the aggressor can reduce the intensity of their aggression as it is highly awkward to be angry at someone who is right next to you.
Close proximity can make someone uncomfortable enough to reduce their aggression and go easy on you.
9) Excitement increases attraction
Want to impress your date or add spark to your relationship? Then skip that romcom and fancy dinner and head to the amusement park. Studies show that engaging in exciting activities on a date can increase emotional arousal.
When you take your date on a roller coaster or even a horror movie, they subconsciously relate you to excitement. Known as relational stimulation, excitement and adrenaline can boost attraction among couples or even strangers.
So the next time you plan a date, do something playful, adventurous, passionate and spontaneous.
10) Wednesdays are the key to happiness
Is the work week draining you? Do you live from weekend to weekend? Then plan something awesome every Wednesday. By cutting your week in half and creating a reward every Wednesday, the week will feel less stressful and go by much faster.
You can plan something small like going out on a date, hanging out with friends, or treating yourself to a nice dinner at home. This will take the edge off from
the work week and keep you motivated.
As they say, It is Wednesday, my dudes!
These 10 psychological tricks are really cool and so simple that you can start trying them out from today itself and gain an advantage in any situation.
Do you know any other awesome psychological tricks that can blow our minds?
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