You might think that the word “manipulation” is something petty, but if you sit and analyze the facts in your everyday life, you’ll see that is part of our lives. You are not a bad person if you try to manipulate someone, you just try to make your life easier and by manipulation you can get people to like you even more. Let’s face it, you’re the only person that knows you just the way you are.
If you use manipulation in a good, positive way, you can turn your life around and for example you can even fight against depression. So here are 7 simple social hacks for manipulating people and making your life easier.
1. When you talk with someone that’s angry and confrontational:
You should stand next to them instead of in front of them. They won’t see you as a thread, and eventually they will calm down.
2. Start with “I need your help”.
People like to help or you can see it the other way around, they don’t like the guilt of not helping someone. So when you ask for a favor from someone you should start by saying “I need your help”. You’ll increase your chances.
3. You can get someone to agree with you by nodding while you talk.
In this way you the other person will start to nod too and they begin to subconsciously think they agree with you.
4. Rephrase what the other person says and repeat it back to them.
This simple hack makes them think you are listening and interested in what they’re saying, making them feel good, valid. Plus, you will be interesting just for being interested. Be careful not to overdo this.
5. What if someone doesn’t like you? Ask them for a pencil.
It’s a small thing that they won’t say no to, they will do a small favour for you, give you a little help. This way it gets them to like you, they will be connected with you through that pencil.
6. Repeat the name of the person with whom you have a conversation.
It helps you remeber the name and makes them to like you more.
7. Just fold your arms in order to determine interest.
So, if someone is observing you fromthe distance, it’s likely to mimic you. Just fold your arms and if they do it too, you’ll have your answer.