1. How to know who likes who
Notice that when a group of people start laughing at something, they each make eye contact with the person they either feel closest to, or wish to be closest to. Look out for this.
2. How to calm your nerves
Your brain is wired to associate eating with safety. Therefore, if you are doing something that makes you nervous, chew gum. This will make your brain feel as if you are eating, and will soothe your nerves.
3. How to destroy someone’s anger
People justify their anger if they also stir your anger in response to theirs. Instead, if you behave calmly in the face of their anger, they will later feel guilty and ashamed. They may even apologize the next day.
4. How to make people speak more clearly to you
If someone has just said something to you, but you don’t understand what they mean or want more from them, keep eye-contact and keep silent. They will instinctively understand that they need to say more.
5. How to alter your own mood
If you think you should feel happy, or you’d like to feel happy, just make the biggest smile you can. Your emotions will follow your expressions’ lead.
6. How to avoid sounding under confident
Whenever you say or write ‘I think’, ‘I believe’ or phrases of this kind, it will sound to other people like you are unsure of yourself. These phrases are already understood from the fact that you are talking, so get used to not using them anymore.
7. How to control a job interview
If you behave with your interviewer as if you are old friends, you’ll naturally exude this sentiment and the interviewer will infectiously start to feel the same way about you.
8. How to make people excited to see you
Have you noticed how dogs always greet us with great excitement? Somehow this always makes you excited to see them too. You can apply this in your social relations. Greet people excitedly, and you’ll start to notice that they become happy to see you too in future. Charismatic people always do this.
9. How to successfully request a favor
You can put psychological pressure on someone to do a favor, if they have already turned down one or two big favors first.
10. How to change stress into exhilaration
Trick your body into believing that a situation is not stressful by seeing it as a challenge. Because stress and exhilaration have the same bodily symptoms, such as a fast heart rate and heavy breathing, the ruse will work and you’ll feel full of energy.
11. How to inspire people’s respect
People always seek a leader to follow, and they do this by seeing who looks like they know what they are doing. You don’t have to be brilliant, just do what you are doing with certainty and they will follow your lead.
12. How to make customers nicer to you
Nobody ever wants to see their own face as they behave disrespectfully to another. So, if you work in customer service, place a mirror behind you. Thus, all your customers will be able to see themselves and will try to be decent.
13. How to deter someone’s personal attack
If you believe that someone is about to single you out among a group, try and sit close to them. They will lack the security of the pack, and they will not be as likely to make their attack upon you.
14. How to make a good first date
If you take someone you’ve just met to an exciting place or event, they’ll always associate you with the positive feelings they enjoyed that day.
15. How to make people like you more
Make it a habit to notice someone’s eye color when you meet them for the first time. The other person will enjoy the greater eye contact you are giving them and will like you more.