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How to Manipulate Someone Using Psychology Tricks


Do you want to be able to manipulate other people using psychology tricks? It's not as hard as it seems. No need to get a psychology degree. You don't have to be a mind reader either to pull up this one. Everyday interactions will be so much easier if you can apply these techniques.

Psychology Tricks to Manipulate Someone

Manipulation doesn't have to be negative. If you use it for something that will benefit you, it should be ok. Taking advantage of someone is not always bad. Making things easier for you is a good reason to give it a try and see what happens.

1. Understand Body Language

Our body language says everything even if you tried holding back with the words. That's why it's important to learn how to read the body language of others. If you do, you will easily understand what other people are trying to say. It will help you to get what they mean without them saying it.

Copying someone's movements, gestures, or even posture will make them agree with you right away. Body language is a natural behavior. We do it consciously, especially when we can't say the words directly. When someone is lying, you can see how they rapidly blink their eyes.

Examples of Body Language:

  • If someone is talking to you with their palms open, that means they trust you.

  • When shaking hands, do it with your palm facing downward to show dominance.

  • If you shake hands with your palm facing upwards, it will show submissiveness.

  • If you are in a group of people laughing, it's automatic that you will look at the person that you trust the most first.

2. Change of Perspective

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When manipulating someone, it's best to try to change their perspective. Do it rhetorically so that they will not have a choice but to agree with you. Using perspective will effectively influence others. Be as persuasive as you can, exaggerate, and then shift focus.

Think outside the box and reframe any perspective in any situation. Make people think like you do and see things the same way as you describe them. Make them believe that you know something even if you don't by highlighting what you know. It will trick someone to believe everything that you are telling them.

Examples of Changing Perspective

  • Convince yourself that you have a long and restful sleep even in reality, you only slept for 2 hours.

  • Smart people underestimate their intelligence while stupid people think they are better than anyone.

3. Use What You Know About Someone

Before you try to manipulate someone, research them. Get to know the person better. Once you know their weakness, it will be your strength. Know what makes them weak or emotional. All you have to do is to wait for the right time to use it against them.

Learn what their mode of thought and psychological tendencies are. The more you know about them, the better will your advantage be over that person. If you want to succeed, learn about their vulnerabilities and insecurities. Make sure to also know what are your strengths and weaknesses.

The more you know a specific person, the better. It will help you to know what to do and when to push the button. Knowing the person completely will give you an advantage over them. Once the opportunity presents itself, it's time to unfold your manipulation technique.

Your knowledge about someone will help you to make the right move. Are you trying to manipulate your boss to give you a promotion? Mirror their characteristics and how they work. Use your knowledge about them for the person to like you. It will help you succeed in getting what you want.

4. Learn About Perfect Timing and the Right Opportunity

The ability to strike when the time is right will give you a better chance to succeed. Waiting for the perfect timing and the right opportunity will have better results. Make sure when to pounce and when to retreat if necessary. Keep an eye on your target and test the waters if the timing is right.

Make sure to know when it's time to move. It's something that everyone learns growing up. If you want something, you need to wait for your parents to be in a good mood before asking them. Just keep yourself aware and scan for every opportunity before making your move.

Another important thing to remember is that you should never force opportunities. Instead, wait for the opportunity to present themselves. It will come when it's already the perfect timing. If you want to propose to someone, you can't just do it in a heartbeat. Preparing for it and waiting for the right opportunity will give you a yes.



Psychology offers endless possibilities. It's very useful and will help you to succeed. Using psychology tricks is not cheating but it can be used to your advantage. Manipulating someone should be done responsibly. Make sure to use it for your well-being to make your life a bit better.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2023 Jaymie Suh

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