Important Psychological Tricks to Help You Get an Edge Over Others


Have you ever been in a situation where you could recognise a few psychological gestures but could not decipher them accurately? Did the thought ever occur to you that these simple tricks when learnt, can give you an edge over others? We have compiled some such important psychological tricks for you to understand them better.

1 Here is how you can make eye contact with another person if you find it tough to do so normally

We all know how important it is to maintain a steady eye contact with another person during a formal conversation. Some people may be naturals at this art while some others may struggle and fumble. For the latter types, here is an easy hack to do this job without stress. While talking/listening to the other person, examine the colour of the person’s eyes and get so immersed in it that it becomes a natural act. Usually, it is people with low self-confidence, shyness and self-worth issues that face this problem.

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2 The direction of the body speaks volumes about a person’s interest levels in speaking with you

When you are talking to somebody, you must make it a point to notice their body alignment. If you find that only their torso is turned towards you and not the feet too, it shows that the person is not very keen in continuing with the conversation. Similarly, when two people are talking and a third one approaches them and if he finds only their upper bodies turned towards him, It goes to show that he is not welcome to join the conversation. When someone is keen to talk with you, he will make it a point to turn completely towards you, signalling full attention and participation.

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3 If you have an c, keep this trick in mind for success

When you have an important interview to attend and the queue seems large, it would do you good to get in either first or last. This is because the interviewers tend to remember either the first person or the last as the memory of those candidates stays fresh in their minds.

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4 The trick used to win an argument

When you are locked in an argument with someone and want to either diffuse the tension or make them listen to your views, make it a point to stand right next to them and never opposite them as that would appear like a threat to them.

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5 Hang a Mirror behind your work desk to tame angry customers

While handling customers the right way is normal in any business, it can turn into an ordeal at times when angry customers catch you unawares. Here is one simple trick to diffuse the sullen mood of an angry customer. Hang a mirror right behind your desk and as the angry customers approach your desk, they are bound to look at their faces in the mirror and may straighten their expressions before addressing you. Infact, this is the main reason why you find mirrors hung at bars on the backside of the work area.

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6 People tend to look at their close ones as they begin to laugh at jokes

In a group when people break into laughter, they tend to look at the person they are the closest to while laughing.

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7 Use Silence to confront an angry person

The next time you have to confront an angry person, do not retaliate. Rather use silence as your response as that is likely to diffuse the situation making the angry person appear shameful in front of you.

So, now that you know how to decipher the above psychological gestures, you are equipped to succeed in your endeavours.

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