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8 clever psychological life hacks to give you an advantage in everyday situations

Fake yourself happy
1. If you make the biggest smile you can, you will automatically feel happier.

2. This is based off the finding that emotional expression causes emotion. People saying “eeee” (which uses the muscles used in smiling) or made to hold chopsticks in their teeth (same thing) reported feeling happier than people asked to do similar tasks (saying “uuuuh”).

Read social dynamics
3. When a group of people laugh, people will instinctively look at the person they feel closest to in that group.
Read: wanna know who wants to bone who? Look at who they look at when everyone laughs.

4. Pay attention to people’s feet. If you approach two people in the middle of a conversation, and they only turn their torsos and not their feet, they don’t want you to join in the conversation.

Similarly if you are in a conversation with a coworker who you think is paying attention to you and their torso is turned towards you but their feet are facing in another direction, they want the conversation to end.

Get people to do you favours

5. This sounds a bit silly, but if you’re asking for a favour, always use the word ‘because’.
I remember reading about a study done at a university where they used every imaginable combination of words to ask if they could cut in line for the photocopier, and they found that using the word ‘because’ short circuited people’s brains into believing that there’s a reason for it, even if they said something stupid like ‘could I please cut in line? Because I need to make some copies’.

6. Foot-in-the-door phenomenon. People are more likely to agree to do a task for you if you ask them to do something simpler first.

Be a smooth-talker

7. People have a certain image of themselves and will fight tooth and nail to cling to it. Use this information wisely.

8. I do this all the time. You can avoid insulting someone by not saying anything that shows you perceive them differently than what they’re trying to present. Or you can be a little more manipulative and make people like you by casually stroking their ego.
EDIT: yes this could go wrong, especially if you have bad intentions. Not all manipulation is bad though if done on a small scale with innocent intentions.

Let us know how you get on if you decide to try any of them out and bend people to your evil will.

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Life must go on…

In the end, it’s not going to matter how many breaths you took, but how many moments took your breath away
– shing xiong

When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile.
– Unknown

As we grow up, we learn that even the one person that wasn’t supposed to ever let us down, probably will. You’ll have your heart broken and you’ll break others’ hearts. You’ll fight with your best friend or maybe even fall in love with them, and you’ll cry because time is flying by. So take too many pictures, laugh too much, forgive freely, and love like you’ve never been hurt. Life comes with no guarantees, no time outs, no second chances. you just have to live life to the fullest, tell someone what they mean to you and tell someone off, speak out, dance in the pouring rain, hold someone’s hand, comfort a friend, fall asleep watching the sun come up, stay up late, be a flirt, and smile until your face hurts. Don’t be afraid to take chances or fall in love and most of all, live in the moment because every second you spend angry or upset is a second of happiness you can never get back.
– Unknown

“I always knew looking back on the tears would make me laugh, but I never knew looking back on the laughs would make me cry.”
– Unknown

Never tell your problems to anyone…20% don’t care and the other 80% are glad you have them.
– Lou Holtz

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.
– Dr. Seuss

Work like you don’t need the money, love like you’ve never been hurt and dance like no one is watching.
– Randall G Leighton

“Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t.”
– Erica Jong

When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for us.
– Alexander Graham Bell

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