31 Psychological Life Hacks That You Can Exploit To Give Yourself An Advantage In Social Settings

Impress your friends. Find a potential date. This is how you can manipulate people. You can get that promotion. You can get 400 Retweets. You can do it! You can read more on this Reddit thread.

1. This is going to be your way in

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.

2. Use it to your advantage

If you get yourself to be really happy and excited to see other people, they will react the same to you. It doesn’t always happen the first time, but it will definitely happen next time.

3. Eye contact is key

If you ask someone a question and they only partially answer just wait. If you stay silent and keep eye contact they will usually continue talking.


The moment your alarm wakes you up, immediately react by sitting up, pump your fists and shout “YEAH!”

5. *theycan’tseemetheycan’tseeme*

If you publicly pass audible gas close your eyes so no one can see you.

6. Look at feet

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.

You should check out Carol Kinsey Goman’s research on these types of things in the workplace.


.sguHhgU@ :mih wolloF .golataC thguohT ta recudorP a si leahciM

Keep up with hoK on Twitter and thoughtcatalog.com

More From Thought Catalog