What psychological trick gives you the upper hand in any situation?

  1. The most powerful way to win an argument is to ask questions.
  2. If you want people to take your words seriously, say that your father taught you that. People tend to believe their parents’ advice inherently.
  3. If you forget someone’s name at a social gathering, introduce them to someone you know. They will automatically say their names and you can capture them.
  4. People usually remember the first and last thing that happened, and barely in between. When scheduling an interview, ask what time the employer is interviewing and try to be first or last.
  5. If you think someone is giving you a fake number, read it incorrectly. If they correct you, it’s legit.
  6. If you want the noisy audience to calm down almost instantly, just open your mouth as if you are speaking while gesturing at the same time. People will immediately calm down, trying to understand what exactly you are saying or doing.
  7. If you want your friend to carry something, keep talking to him as you hand him the bag. Most people will automatically pick up the bag without thinking.
  8. If you really want something from someone, frame it as an offer rather than a request.
  9. If you want to make people like you, create situations where physical touch is natural. Make your physical touch subtle, like a brief touch on the arm or back, but not too much.