They won't see it coming
Do you ever wish there was a magic button that would make all of your dreams come true? Or… Maybe if you knew how to use jedi mind tricks, you would be able to get anything you wanted? Well, these tricks from Reddit are the next best thing. We’ve put together some pretty awesome psychology tricks for you to use on people to help you get whatever you want. They actually work too. I’ve personally been using number 8 for years. It works every time, without fail. Try them out yourself and see how well they work for you!
If someone won’t stop talking or let you get a word in, drop something (keys, pen). Reach down to pick them up and start talking. It’s a way to interrupt without the other person realizing it. (Itsme290)
The Primacy Effect (you’re more likely to remember the first item on a list) and the Recency Effect (you’re more likely to remember the last item on a list). If I’m listing groceries for my husband, I make the most important items into bookends. If I’m talking to the parent of one of my students about their kid’s behaviour, I always list good, bad, good. They get the information about the bad, but what they remember about the conversation is how they felt good and saw that I care about their kid. (cxaro)
Have a toddler that is in a bad mood? Sit down with them, look them straight in the eye, and say “You’re mad, so don’t laugh.” Just keep repeating it as seriously as you can. I’ve done it for 15 different cousins over a couple of decades, and by the fifth repetition of “DON’T LAUGH” they are busting a gut and rolling on the floor. (Nitrostoat)