Learn To Read People’s Body Language
Did you know that people express themselves more through their body language than through actual words? If you are having a hard time “deciphering” a person, then all you have to do is to pay attention to their body language, and reading it can really be considered an art. In order to be able to fully and effortlessly manipulate somebody, you must figure out that person’s psychological and emotional makeup, and you cannot do that without taking their body language into account. People can lie and twist their words very easily, but concealing the signs your body is trying to send is a lot more difficult.
Also, make sure to keep in mind that most people are susceptible to emotional responses: if the person you are trying to manipulate is a particularly emotional one, then you will have to play with their emotions – yet again!
There is nothing complicated about reading people’s body language. Yet it is extremely important and pretty much the basic requirement if you want to manipulate others. There’s no secret knowledge of it to master in order to understand what people express using their bodies. The basic expressions are the following:
Do you see a person with crossed hands, not very emotional facial expression and does not engage with eye contact with others? Then he is most likely disinterested, not ready to be engaged with a conversation or is under stress due to unhappiness or anger.
Is he relaxed, closer to you, maintains long eye contact and has an emotional facial expression? then he is ready to be engaged, has a positive attitude and wouldn’t mind jumping into the conversation with you.
While this article doesn’t go into details of reading body language, we highly recommend you master the advanced knowledge of it. Otherwise, it will be difficult for you to understand the people you are trying to influence. We have several articles about it here, so browse the body language category.
Use Your Looks In Your Best Interest
Whether we like it or not, human nature is quite shallow to a certain extent – we are naturally drawn to charismatic people, and that is a fact. If you are a good-looking individual, then you can make the best of it and manipulate other people. Life really is easier for beautiful people, but your charisma alone will not get you very far: you actually need to work on it and to learn how to take it to the next level.
You must be positive, cheerful and you must also have an approachable and welcoming body language – if you manage to do so, then this can greatly benefit you both in your personal life and your professional one. Make people feel special and make sure to always be self-confident: do not overdo it, though, because at the end of the day nobody likes cocky people regardless of how charismatic they are.
Prey On Their Feelings, But Make Sure To Master Your Own First
Last, but not least, the easiest way to manipulate people is to simply make them fall in love with you. When a person switches from being rational to being emotional, that is the right time to “strike” and to make them do whatever you want them to. All you have to do is to slowly guide them to feel a certain way about you. However, this technique is usually reserved for the real masters of manipulation, because if you do not master your own emotions first, you may end up being the one that gets manipulated. You need to be able to invite both fear and sympathy without falling into your own trap, and that is certainly the most difficult part!