25 Psychological Tricks That Really Do Work

Today, we’re going to share with you some pretty cool and useful psychological tricks that really do work. But before we go there, know that we at List25 don’t condone manipulating people to get your way. With that said, there are some psychological tricks you should be aware of because they might help you get what you want. Also, other people might try using these psychology tricks to get what THEY want so you should try to recognize these tricks. (This is pretty much the definition of advertisement/marketing.) These are 25 psychological tricks that really do work.

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Our first psychology trick is all about gifts. Numerous studies have shown that offering someone even the smallest gift can radically change their disposition towards you. It’s one of the easiest psychology tricks to get someone to like you.


Passive voice

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When you don’t want to be confrontational but want to get your message across, passive voice is your friend. Instead of, “You didn’t send me the spreadsheet,” try “The spreadsheet wasn’t sent.”


The 10 minute psychology trick

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If you don’t feel motivation to do something, just do it for 10 minutes. Even if you don’t keep doing it for longer, 10 minutes is better than 0.



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If you act like you know what you’re doing, people tend to believe you. While we wouldn’t ever suggest doing something illegal, this can certainly get you out of some tough spots.


Fear of loss

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People are afraid of losing things. This is why “Only 2 seats left!” works when buying bus tickets. Or why sales don’t just go on forever. While this trick can be useful for motivating people, it can also be useful to prevent people from motivating you.

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