How to control people with your mind

By M.Farouk Radwan, MSc.

How to control people with your mind

"A nuclear bomb is the most powerful weapon that currently exists, right after psychology"

This is not a hypnosis article nor it’s an article that talks about using reverse psychology to control people but it’s an article that describes how psychology can be used to manipulate the way people think, act and behave.

Why do people do what they do?

Emotions are a very powerful source of motivation. Under the powerful effect of emotions some people commit suicide while others sacrifice their lives for the people they love.

Emotions can motivate people to take certain actions and to behave in certain ways. If somehow you managed to induce a certain emotion in a person he will then take the action that he usually takes when he experiences this emotion.

For example, if an aggressive bad tempered person was tempted he will surely start screaming or start a fight. You can easily motivate that person to fight with someone else by just triggering his anger.

How can people be controlled?

The first thing you need to do is to understand that person’s personality so that you can guess what actions he will take when he experiences a certain emotion.

For example if your manager always shouts but he stops doing it when he feels guilty then inducing guilt in him won’t only let him treat you well but it will also result in letting him do his best to help you.

Earlier When I used to work in an office I had a big fight with my manager which could have resulted in losing my job. What I did was acting as if the problem affected me emotionally by looking down whenever I see him and by never expressing my feelings.

The man felt so guilty, he apologized to me and since then he has done his best to make me feel happy and satisfied.

In short, I made him feel guilty instead of making him feel angry because under the effect of anger he would have fired me.

How you can use emotions to control people

  • Fear: Today a really big man wanted to start a fight with me, I acted bravely, took the body language confidence positions, shouted at him back and looked him straight into the eye. The wild big man became afraid and pulled back to the extent that I pushed him and he didn’t do anything back.
  • Guilt: Even devils have hearts, as long as the person is feeling angry he will try to harm you but if you managed to make him feel guilty then he will stop. This works best with managers.
  • Ego involvement : Tell your husband that everybody is expecting that you both are going to breakup and he will do his best to stay with you to preserve his ego. This Works best with arrogant people and those having inflated egos.
  • Addiction: You can even control someone and make him fall in love with you by using induced addiction. In my book How to make someone fall in love with you i explained how spending exciting moments with someone and providing him with nurturing when he is in need of it can make him fall in love with you.
  • Anger: is it useful to induce anger in someone? Yes, if I found my sister acting weak when facing her husband so that she can’t take her rights I would ignite the flame of anger inside her mind so that she stands up for her rights.

As you can see inducing a certain emotion in someone results in letting him act in a certain way. By having some understanding of that person you will be able to move him in the direction you want without doing any effort.

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