The human mind is incredibly powerful and complex. There is so much that we’ve yet to learn about it, but there is also an incredible amount that we do know about it.
It’s fascinating. It’s captured the attention of psychologists, neurologists, and scholars since the very beginnings of science as a practice.
So, there are a few tips and tricks that we’ve learned about the human brain and how it operates. It would behoove you to know at least a few of them, because they make life that much easier:
If you want people to take you seriously
If you want important information to stick with others, tell them that your father or mother taught you about it. People are naturally inclined to believe the advice or information that parents have to offer.
When you want others to agree with what you’re saying
If you want others to agree with you, simply nod your head as you talk. Nodding indicates that whatever you’re saying is genuine, and people tend to nod back as a general rule of behavioral social patterns.
When you want your kids to eat their vegetables
Instead of asking if they would like to eat vegetables, give them an option of more or less of that particular vegetable. That way, you’ve decided they’re going to eat vegetables, but they feel as though they’ve had a hand in the decision-making by getting to choose how much of that vegetable to eat.
So, ask them if they want two pieces of broccoli, or five pieces.
Paraphrase to show you’re listening
Part of being a good listener is actually listening to what others have to say. You will come off as sincere and genuine when you listen to a person if you can paraphrase what they said back to them in agreement. However, don’t take it too far and repeat everything they’ve said verbatim, find a balance.
When you want someone’s help
If you need assistance doing something, start by telling the person, “I need your help.” This will make it seem like you really need them, making them feel guilty when they contemplate not helping you.
If you think someone is watching you
When you can’t shake the feeling that someone is watching you, do your best to let out a legitimate yawn. If you can yawn and look around a bit, the person watching you will likely yawn as well due to how contagious this behavior is.
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