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  • 25 Psychological Life Hacksthat Will Help You Gain the

    Advantage in Social Situations

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  • Social situations are among the most important in our lives. Yet, there is ahuge chance that you are oblivious to the plethora of unwritten socialrules that structure everybodys behaviour. Failing to comply to thesecultural imprints can cause irreversible damage. Just following themblindly will not get you ahead. Hacking them, however, will give you thebest results possible. Therefore we bring to you these 25 psychologicallife hacks that will help you gain the advantage in social situations

    1) Assume comfort in any interaction.Our brain is an incredibly complicated instrument. Our relationship withit, is a love-hate one. We think we have control over it but usuallysomething unconscious dictates our actions.

    In most of our social interactions, we find it difficult to feel comfortableamong strangers because our brain tries to protect us from exposure.

    This however isnt helping us when trying to be social and meet newpeople, is it?

    This is why assuming comfort is so powerful. Commanding your brain to

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  • feel that you already know the person you are about to meet puts you in aposition of advantage. It increases the chances of people showing interestin you and consequently even liking you.

    2) Pay attention to peoples feet whenyou are approaching them.Interrupting people when they are in the middle of an importantconversation is one of the most annoying things to do. It shows that youhave zero knowledge of social dynamics which will lead to unpleasantsocial situations.

    When you approach a group of people while in a conversation, payattention to their bodies. If they turn only their torsos and not their feet,it means they are in the middle of an important conversation and theydont want you to interrupt them.

    If they turn both torso and feet, it means you are welcome. This isextremely important, because the right timing in such situations may putyou in a position of advantage, especially if the conversation was boringfor both sides.

    3) Whenever you have an argument

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  • with someone, stand next to them andnot in front of them.Weve all been in situations where out of nowhere the conversationstarted escalating.

    Unless you love drama, I would suggest you to avoid these situations. Youmight have the best argument in the world, but usually people getirritated when they feel they are wrong.

    So, whenever you feel that the argument you have with another person(especially friends its not cool to fight with friends) creates tension,move next to them. You wont appear much of a threat, and they willeventually calm down.

    4) Whenever you need a favor, openwith I need your help.Admit it. We all love to get others to do stuff for us. Either because we arelazy, or because we really need some help to complete a task.

    Social dynamics show that when it comes to platonic relationships,nobody really likes an asshole. So whenever you need a favor, start yoursentence with I need your help.

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  • In most cases, people will accept your request and help you out. Thisoccurs because we dont really like the guilt of not helping someone outand we do like to be the one who is capable of helping.

    5) If you want people to feel good, givethem validation. Rephrase what theyjust told you.We love validation. Most of our actions are the outcome of our need forvalidation. So what is the best way to get people to like you(http://www.highexistence.com/real-secret-making-people-like/)? Givethem what they need of course. A simple example, is when you are in aconversation with another person and he says something really importantfor him. After he finishes, rephrase what he just said in your own words.This will make him think that you are a good listener and that you arereally interested in him. It makes him feel he is the center of attention.Thats validation right there.

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  • 6) If you want to get a positiveresponse from someone, nod while youtalk.This one is extremely powerful and also a bit manipulative especially ifthe person is suggestive. So use it with your own responsibility and in anethical way. Getting a positive response from someone is usually what wewant. Whether it is making a sale, or promoting a viewpoint, we alwayswant people to get on board. Nodding while you try to deliver yourmessage is a powerful way to get the person to agree with you. Peopleusually like mimicking, so they will most probably nod back while you talk.This will subsequently communicate to their brains that they have toagree with you.

    7) Want to see if someone is payingattention to what you are saying? Foldyour arms.Usually when we are in the middle of a conversation and especially if wetalk about something very important to us, we get lost in our talking andrarely pay attention to whether the other person is following or not. Soinstead of losing time talking to a person who is distracted and might not

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  • even be interested in what you are saying, do this. Fold your arms whiletalking and see if the other person follows your move. If the other personis observing you and pays attention, they will most likely mimic you.

    8) Having trouble rememberingnames? Repeat the other personsname during the conversation.I suck at remembering names. I usually dont even listen to the otherperson when he says his name the moment we get introduced to eachother. So usually, I ask a friend to introduce himself to the person so I canlisten to his name. But then I forget it again. Awkward. Rememberingnames is very important because we feel important when someonementions us. So the moment you meet someone repeat his name.Example: Hi my name is Alex Nice to meet you Alex. So, Alex how doyou know John? And continue to repeat his name throughout theconversation.

    9) If you ask someone a question andthey only partially answer, just wait.They will keep talking.

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  • This is a very common situation when you dont know the other personthat well or your question wasnt clear enough. If they finish the answerwithout pro