14 Psychology Hacks You Should Know To Control Any Situation

November 18, 2023

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Written By - Ravi Shankar (GoodMindKeeping)

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1. When someone answers your questions partially, wait. Don't interrupt. Chances are high that they will complete the answer when you say nothing.

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2. When you want to get something from someone, frame it as an offer/opportunity instead of a request. Anyone will be ready to accept an offer/opportunity.

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3. When you meet people, notice their eye color while you smile at them. Don't mention anything about it. It's a good way to make sure that you really look them in the eyes.

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4. A person's name is the Sweetest sound in the world to that person. To make a person feel very special, remember and repeat their name.

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5. Have zero expectations when you are first trying something new, it prevents disappointment. 

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6. To judge a person's character, notice the way they treat people who can't do anything for them.

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7. After you state your position in a negotiation. Wait for a while. If you continue to speak, you are not speaking in your favor.

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8. Chewing gum while doing nerve-racking things calm your brain. Peace is always beautiful. 

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9. When you are learning something, teach someone about it. You will remember it easily and explore more in the process of teaching. 

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10. Most people's favorite subject to talk about is themselves. If you don't know what to talk about, or have awkward silence, just ask them questions.

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11. Emotional expression causes emotion. If you force yourself to smile, your mood will actually improve. 

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12. Stand up straight. It makes you look more confident and you will actually feel more confident. 

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13. With kids, frame things in a way that always gives them a choice. It makes  them feel like they are in control. 

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14. When asking for favors use the word 'because'. No matter how simple the reason. The word 'because' makes them think it must be okay because there is a reason.