Skills, attitude, knowledge, and smart work are essential elements of a fulfilling and successful life. Along with these core aspects, a winning personality and a successful life are also dependent on small yet significant factors, such as people skills and networking. It is an established fact that successful people have effective people management skills and have a charisma that attracts followers in all walks of life.
But how does an individual learn people skills and excel in it? Psychology is the science of understanding human behavior and it offers helpful insights about human tendencies and intricacies of various body gestures and movements. By learning and studying these insights you can actually gain an in-depth understanding of others and improve your own personality.
The Internet is flooded with lists and essays of so-called psychological tricks and brain hacks that claim to unlock mysteries of the human mind. However, rarely are these claims backed up by scientific research and therefore it’s better to turn a blind eye to these hollow claims.
So how to find out the psychological hacks that actually work? Here, we present 12 proven and highly effective mind techniques and body language tips that have been learned over the years and have a universal appeal. These sociological and psychological truths make complete sense and people have been practicing them for centuries.
12. Make a note of people’s eye color
It may sound little weird or creepy but noticing people’s eye color is a highly beneficial mind technique. According to psychologists, maintaining eye contact during conversations helps in building confidence and creates a friendly atmosphere. A healthy eye contact keeps the audience interested in you and increases your chances of creating a pleasant impact.
However, maintaining eye contact while speaking is a tough task and very few people can achieve it without losing their focus. Therefore, instead of maintaining eye contact, it is easier to notice the eye color of your audience while speaking. It is simpler but creates the same impression.
11. Be the first or the last
Humans have a natural tendency of forgetting things, especially when too much information is bombarded in quick time. If there is an event or a program, people generally recall the first or the last thing. The middle part on most occasions gets forgotten and people have vague or blur memories of it.
Therefore, if you are delivering a presentation or participating in some competition, make sure that you go first or at the last. By doing so, you boost your chances of success. This simple technique can be utilized while going for an interview as well.