6 Psychological Persuasion Techniques to Help You Get Ahead
The art and science of persuasion have been exploited for profit and personal gain by advertisers, politicians, scammers, and the like for a long time. Social psychologists have studied persuasion for decades and their research identifies certain techniques that have tremendous power to manipulate us into buying or behaving in certain ways. Yet there are times in life when we really do need to be persuasive, without the intent of being manipulative or unscrupulous. From job interviewing to dating, and teaching to selling, plenty of circumstances involve having to convince someone that we have something valuable to offer. So here’s how you can harness the persuasive power of these common psychological techniques, without sacrificing your soul or integrity.