There is no shortage of books and psychology articles with tips on how to use body language to achieve success. But let’s be real – no language trick will make your date instantly fall in love with you, or your dream company hire you. However, there are some psychological tricks that are so easy, you can use them every day. What can you gain from these tips? Well, you could appear more confident than you really are and that is a great start.


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One internet user compiled a list of fun and easy psychological tricks that you can try for yourself. Take a look at these twenty short tips below and tell us in the comments whether you’ve used any of them before.

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#1 Learn Things With Ease

Learn Things With Ease

The best way to learn and remember something is by trying to explain it to someone else. We tend to simplify things when explaining them to others, therefore this might help you to concentrate on the most important bits of information that you wish to remember.

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Julie He 1 month ago

This works very well, in school, me and my study partner would take turns re-teaching concepts to each other, dry erase board and everything. It helps you hear it again even if you knew it before, or some cases, learning it for the 1st time. Active learning better than passive learning (alone reading textbook).

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#2 Find Out Who's Watching You

Find Out Who's Watching You

You know that feeling when you sense that someone is watching you, but you're not really sure? Try yawning and then look at the person whom you suspect of watching. If they yawn too - then you know the person was watching you, as yawning is contagious.

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Stella Rose 1 month ago

If they're a psychopath, it won't work, because they lack empathy and are therefore immune...

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#3 Make Them Go Easier On You

Make Them Go Easier On You

If you predict that your boss is going to go off on you in a meeting, sit close to them. It is intensely uncomfortable to talk badly about someone and be aggressive when they are sitting right next to you. The result? The person that intended to bad-mouth you will take it easier.

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Person2638 1 month ago

Me: *scoots right next to my sister* Wanna say something to me?

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#4 Do A Little Experiment

Do A Little Experiment

This is a fun little experiment to try - when you are having a conversation with someone, pick out one word that they say. Each time that the person says that word (or something close to it), just nod or give some other type of positive affirmation. Now watch your conversation partner start saying the word all the time.

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Horse Crazy!!! 1 month ago

OMG I gotta try this!

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#5 Stop Procrastinating

Stop Procrastinating

If you're a procrastinator and have important tasks coming up that can't be put off – try thinking about the task before you sleep. It will force your brain to act on them mentally and your brain will start to draw a pathway to the completion of the task. Simply put – before doing a task in the physical world, do it in your head first. When you get to... Read More

If you're a procrastinator and have important tasks coming up that can't be put off – try thinking about the task before you sleep. It will force your brain to act on them mentally and your brain will start to draw a pathway to the completion of the task. Simply put – before doing a task in the physical world, do it in your head first. When you get to it in your real life, the brain will have already processed a huge chunk of the task, making it easier for you to actually finish it.

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Enea 1 month ago

I know from experexperience that this technique does work. However, it's a slippery slope, as it can raise stress levels and raise the likelihood of (chronic) insomnia. Unwinding and getting work-related thoughts out of your head is actually part of a sound sleep hygiene.

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#6 Spot Office Romances

Spot Office Romances

While laughing in a group of people, we tend to glance at the person that we feel closest to. This can be an easy way to spot any office romances going on.

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Dawn Murphy 1 month ago

We will finally confirm that Mike & Shelia broke up

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#7 Make Them Agree With You

Make Them Agree With You

If you want someone to agree with you when asking a question, slightly nod your head while doing so. In psychology it's called mirroring. It means that people will be more likely to agree with you if you are sending positive affirmation signals (in this case, nodding).

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Dawn Murphy 1 month ago

Do you want to give me a million dollars? yes, yes you do.

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#8 Get The Information You Need

Get The Information You Need

If you want somebody to open up to you, ask them a question and if the person answers it only partially - remain silent and keep eye contact for a little while. This will pressure the person into talking - only beware that some people might get irritated.

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Sophie G 1 month ago

#6a wear Santa suit

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#9 Appear Friendlier

Appear Friendlier

Want to appear friendly and confident while meeting someone new? Try to make a note of their eye color. No need to mention it to them, of course, but the idea behind it is that it's a simple technique to maintain the optimum amount of eye contact which is a sign of friendliness and confidence.

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Sophie G 1 month ago

#4A put hand on boobie

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#10 Drop Name-Bombs

Drop Name-Bombs

If you want to make an impression on someone and maybe even appear charming to them, try repeating their name throughout the conversation. This is because when we hear our names, it grabs our attention and makes us feel like we're being personally addressed and really engaged with. Make sure you don't overdo it though, as you might appear a little bit creepy.

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Suzi Gauthier 1 month ago

I've seen this before, but have had salespeople use it so much that it gets annoying.

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