31 Psychology Tricks That Actually Work On Anybody (Video)

Have you ever wanted to do Jedi Mind Tricks on someone or perform fierce and powerful psychology tricks, but lack the actual power of The Force? That’s OK. With exactly 10 minutes of training, you can control anyone.

JUST KIDDING. Do not try to control people. Don’t be evil.

But how can a layperson perform effective psychology tricks that might actually help them hack life just a bit?

Well, of course, we have a psychology tricks video for you.

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I’ve typed out all the mind tricks below, so we can thank my fingers and my keyboard. However, if you want to skip straight to the video, scroll all the way down or click “Psychology Tricks That Actually Work, the Video” on the Table of Contents below.

Staying Quiet Is One of the Best Psychology Tricks

People tend to become uncomfortable in silence, so they subconsciously try to fill the void by talking.

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So if you want to know what’s on someone’s mind? Just keep quiet and they’ll tell you. This works particularly well if you’re in a verbal altercation with someone and they’re being a jerk.

Just don’t say anything. Let themselves dig a deeper hole and let the word vomit just spew out of their mouth.

Get the Skinny on Who Likes Who in Your Group with Psychology Tricks

You can tell which one of your friends likes who by just paying a little closer attention. If you’re in a group and something funny happens or someone tells a joke, people tend to be laughing by looking at the person they like most.

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Bear in mind that this may be a romantic attraction or just plain admiration and respect for someone.

Mind Tricks: How to Lie Effectively

First of all, it’s not OK to lie. We’re not saying that.

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However, if you need to slip in a little white lie about something, throw in an embarrassing detail about yourself and they’re more likely to believe the lie.

How to Get Someone to Stop Being a Jerk to You

If someone is yelling at you or being a jerk, interrupt them and say:

“Excuse me, but you have a little something in your teeth.”

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This makes them feel very self-conscious and stops them in their tracks every single time.

Psychology Tricks for How to Stop People from Making Fun of You

You know how a joke stops being funny the more often it’s repeated? If someone’s poking fun at you, just say “can you repeat that” over and over as they keep repeating it.

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After a while, no one will be laughing at their joke anymore.

How to Be More Approachable and Confident

If you’re at a party or gathering and you’re standing up, don’t hold your drink up by your chest. Hold it down by your leg and it will make you seem more open, confident, and approachable.

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How to Forgive Your Most Cringe-Worthy Incidents

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When you’re still cringing over something completely embarrassing you did back in high school, one of the best psychology tricks is to stop yourself and try to think of something humiliating someone else did.

You probably can’t think of anything, or you can’t think of many incidents. Therefore, it’s safe to assume that other people probably aren’t noticing your faux pas that much.

How to Make Someone Think You’re Interested in Them

If you want someone to think you’re interested in them, look at their lips when you’re in conversation with them.

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Honestly, just thinking about that makes me think:

“mmmmm he’s into me.”

Mind tricks indeed. Ha.

How to Make Someone Feel Intimidated and Uneasy

If you want to make someone feel intimated and uneasy, stare at their forehead when you’re in conversation with them.

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Never Apologize If You’re Being Slow

Instead of saying “I’m sorry” when things aren’t happening as quickly as people would like, say this:

“Thank you for your patience.”

This is more likely to make them be more patient.

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How to Make People Get out of Your Way

If you’re in a hurry to get somewhere, one of the best mind tricks is to just stare straight ahead and avoid eye contact with people.

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This is particularly useful if you’re in the grocery store or the airport.

Mind Tricks to Get People to Carry Your Stuff

If you’re in a conversation with someone and you’re carrying something, just keep talking and hand your stuff to them. Nine times out of ten they’ll just take it.

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Also, this works both ways. If they’re carrying something you want, stick out your hand while you’re talking and they’ll usually give it to you.

Psychology Tricks: Smiling Can Literally Change Your Life

  • Smile at the bartender, and you’re going to get your drink faster
  • You can even smile at your kids and they’re going to feel loved
  • Your partner? Smile at them and they’re going to wonder what they did to make you so happy
  • Smile in the mirror sometimes and you’re going to feel better

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Convince Someone That They like You

False attribution of arousal is a real thing, so if you’re looking for psychology tricks to win over a crush, this is an easy one.

Going on a first date and want them to totally like you? Go on a date somewhere that will get their heart pumping. Roller coasters anyone? Horror movie?

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Don’t do anything boring!

Easy Way to Get People to like You

Want people like you instantly? Mirror their body language when you’re talking.

This is especially effective if you work in sales. For example, if they put their hand on their hip, do the same.

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Don’t go overboard with this or it gets hella awkward fast.

Use People’s Names in Conversation

If you want someone to instantly connect with you, just use their name in conversation. It makes people feel connected to you and they like you more (usually).

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Again, don’t go overboard with this. One thing to do: when you both walk away, say

“Bye, Mark.”

That leaves much more of an impression than just saying “Bye.”

Psychology Tricks: Chew Gum to Make Yourself De-Stress and Be Less Nervous

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We’re wired to think that we’re safe while we’re eating. Chewing gum mimics the act of eating, which gets those yummy chill hormones flowing through our bodies.

This is important:

However, don’t chew gum on a date or during a job interview, but chew it before to relax. Psychology tricks are only effective if you use them correctly.

Watch People’s Feet to Know If They’re Interested in Talking to You

If someone’s feet are facing you when they’re talking to you, they’re interested in talking to you.

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If their feet are facing away, they want to get the heck out of there. Right now.

Stop Letting People Interrupt You

If you let people interrupt you, it makes you seem weak.

Don’t stop talking.

Don’t start talking louder.

Just continue talking at the same pace and after a bit, they’ll start to feel awkward and foolish and they’ll shut up.

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The best part? You come out of it look like a strong azz winner.

Psychology Tricks: Avoid Eye Contact if You Don’t Want to Get Caught

If you’re doing something and you’d like to not get caught, don’t make eye contact with whoever you’re trying to trick.

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More than likely, if you don’t make eye contact, you’re not going to get caught.

Notice Their Eye Color

When you first meet someone, the first thing you should do is notice the color of their eyes. It gives you just enough time to show interest but isn’t long enough to come across as creepy.

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Psychology Tricks: Nod While You’re Talking

If you want someone to agree with what you’re saying, one of the best psychology tricks is to nod while you’re talking to people.

This will trick their brain into thinking what you’re saying is a fact. And it should be! Don’t be lyin’, y’all!

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This is a great technique for job interviews.

Psychology Tricks: Shoot for the Stars

If you want something from someone, make the original offer ridiculously high. That way, in the compromise, you’ll get the actual number you really want.

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Want your kids to eat more vegetables? Ask them to eat a pound of broccoli. Then they’ll feel really good about eating only a few spears.

Mind Tricks: Ask for Really Small Favors

Is there someone in your life who doesn’t like you? Ask them for a really small favor like borrowing a pen.

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For some reason, this tricks their mind into thinking you’re not that bad. This works much better than asking for a big favor.

But give the pen back.

Be First or Last

People remember the first and last of anything better than they remember stuff or people that are jumbled up in the middle.

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If you have a job interview, try to be the first of the day or last.

Psychology Tricks: How to Get Your Crush to Like You Back

If you want to make sure your crush notices you, be around your crush a lot. People will like you more if they’re around you.

Take up basketball if they like basketball, for example.

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Alert: don’t be stalky. No one likes that!

Wear Red or Have Red on You

Researchers aren’t sure how or why this works, but the color red does build attraction.

Wear something red.

Drive a red car.

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Red. Red. Red.

Make Your Crush Known

If you have a crush on someone, let them know. They may be digging you back and you don’t know it.

But what happens if you’re rejected? Rejections suck.

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Don’t worry about it. Be cool and confident.

It’s been known to happen that once someone knows you like them, they’ll slowly start to notice you more.

Ask People Questions

Everybody likes to talk about themselves. Seriously, everybody.

Even people who say they don’t like to talk about themselves actually really do. They just say they don’t because they’ve been rejected or shut down too much.

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Once people start talking about themselves, they’ll feel comfortable around you and know that you’re genuinely interested in them.

Shady Mind Tricks: The Bandwagon Effect

This is kinda shady, but if you can get someone else to point out how awesome you are to other people, chances are the people they’re saying it to will suddenly (or slowly) start to see you in a positive light.

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Psychology Tricks for How to Win Any Argument Ever

  1. Engage your opponent in a discussion. First, ask your opponent to explain their thoughts and while they do it, make direct eye contact. Then, reiterate what they said so that they understand that you know what they’re talking about.
  2. Express your point of view. Make sure you understand your point of view and the facts surrounding it thoroughly. Avoid hedges or verbal affirmations at the end of the sentences. Don’t yell. Try to have a discussion like an adult.
  3. Get them to agree. It’s harder, but it’s possible, except in cases where one or both of you hold extreme views on something. If you’re just trying to find common ground with someone while still holding firm on your beliefs, you’ll find that things usually go your way.

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Side note: never argue like you’re fighting a person. Argue like you’re tackling the problem.

Psychology Tricks That Actually Work, the Video

Here’s the video of psychology tricks that actually work. This is a wise young lady.

After reading this, you’re probably totally an expert on effective psychology tricks. Use these psychology hacks and mind tricks to get good stuff done. Remember, don’t be evil.

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Tiffany Willis Clark is a fifth-generation Texan and the founder and editor-in-chief of The Best Stuff Online, AmReading.com, and a few other websites. In 2011, she made the decision to pursue her dreams and become a full-time writer. Tiff is obsessed with finding the most interesting, coolest stuff online and sharing it with the world. Connect with her on LinkedIn, follow her on Twitter, and like her Facebook page.