Dear readers,

in today’s article I would like to give you three relatively simple psychological strategies which can help you get what you want easily. The good thing? These strategies do work in most cases. You think you already know them? Well, if you don’t you should take a look at the following.

Actually, there is an uncountable multitude of methods in psychological literature. This knowledge is held by thousands of books which deal with the development of a being’s personality. Amongst the strategies, described by these literary works, you can find many methods which are not recommendable. But of course, some principles can be carried out without suffering a bad conscience afterwards.

1.Do good things. I recommend doing something good every day. Commit a good deed whenever it is possible. People are extremely receptive to sincere and loving treatment. If you do something good without explicitly demanding a kind of return service and if you keep on regularly doing something good for other people without focusing on being rewarded some day, you will find many new friends and acquaintances. If you ever get into a situation where you need help or generally need someone to do something for you, then you will certainly find somebody in your circle of friends who is ready to do you this favor. Try it. This time, I won’t give you any examples of doing a good deed. I mean, the diversity of “doing good” is limitless.

2. Mirror effect is the second strategy, I would like to present to you. Everyone knows what a mirror is. But who and what are we going to observe in the mirror? What functions does a mirror have in fact? In society, a mirror is a symbol of vanity on the one hand. On the other hand, it embodies self-awareness. We all know proverbs like “to hold up a mirror to somebody”. But the mirror is also a great model describing a strategy to win somebody’s sympathy. There even is a term which describes people who are masters at mirroring other people. They are called “chameleons”. A chameleon stands for flexibility and changeability. A perfect example of this strategy or natural process is the development of a relationship of an amorous couple. The loved ones consciously or unconsciously adapt to each other, mirroring each other.

3. Don’t underestimate the magical power of the following strategy. Repeating the name of your conversational partner during a conversation can work wonders. In fact, we all love hearing our name. Dale Carnegie, an American communication and motivation trainer is recommending this method if you want to make friends. If you furthermore manage to make the conversation pleasant for your conversational partner, you will leave a good impression, for sure!

I really hope that you can someday benefit from having read this article – be it in your everyday life or at work.