7 tricks to “control” the minds of others

Perhaps you have ever imagined yourself controlling others with your thoughts. Perhaps you have even tried telepathy, with greater or lesser results.

The human mind is too complex to fully understand, much less manage it so easily.

However, hundreds of studies have found common patterns in the behavior of the majority of human beings. And among so many things that have been discovered, these tricks have also been appearing.

It is that it is demonstrated that certain stimuli lead (almost) always to the same results. Do you dare to try?

1. Paternal wisdom

If you want someone to take what you’re telling them more seriously, tell them it’s something you learned from your father.

People unconsciously tend to believe more in the advice of a father.

2. The word that conditions

If you want to have a little fun, try the following. When you are talking to a person, choose a word and, each time they say it, nod. It can be smiling, nodding, or saying a positive word (like “of course”).

After a while, you will see that person start saying the word much more often without realizing it.

3. Always win at Rock, Paper, Scissors

If you want to be the universal champion of rock, paper, scissors, you must know this trick. Just before starting the game, ask your opponent a difficult question. If it’s a bit muggy, even better.

Faced with the situation, the person will become defensive, and possibly choose scissors.

4. The broccoli trick

Specially designed for parents, this trick can be used in hundreds of contexts. The original says the following:

If you want your children to eat broccoli, ask them if they want to eat 2 or 5 broccoli, instead of asking them if they want to eat or not. In this way, you made the decision for them that they will eat broccoli, but they feel that they can also decide by choosing the amount.

You can replicate this in any circumstance: instead of giving someone two options, one you like and one you don’t, give them two options you like. He will be happy to have a choice and you will also win.

5. Gaze detector

Have you ever had the feeling that someone is looking at you, but you can’t catch it at the right time? This trick is foolproof.

When you think that person is looking at you, recreate a big yawn. Next, look at that person.

Since yawning is contagious, if he’s yawning right after you, there’s a good chance he was staring at you.

6. Help to “take off” a musical theme

If a friend can’t stop singing the same part of a song over and over again, try this: sing the ending of the song to them.

According to studies, when we cannot get a musical theme out of our head, thinking about its end closes the infinite loop, and allows another song to enter.

It can also work for you.

7. Generating attraction

To finish, a double trick to apply with the person you like.

When you take the other person’s hand, whatever the circumstances, make sure that it is not cold. A warm hand is much more comfortable, and gives greater security.


Also, during a date, try to imitate some movements and postures of another person (of course in a subtle way, so that they don’t think you’re kidding them). This subconsciously builds trust, and a feeling that they fit well together.