Changing someone's mind is difficult, and one argument alone won't usually do the trick. But if you know how to make persuasive arguments and go about them the right way, you'll have a higher chance of successfully convincing someone. Here are nine genius ways you can change someone's mind, according to science.
Earn their trust-
“the more familiar the other person is with your values and the alignment between your values and your actions, the more likely that person is to trust you”
Know their influences-
“if you want to change someone’s mind, you have to know what is important to that person”
Cite a higher authority-
“people are usually influenced by someone who is nationally recognised and respected”
Go out on a verbal limb-
“offer something incase your suggested idea fails”
Make them feel like it was their idea-
“people are more likely to change their mind if they reach the conclusion for themselves”
“affirmation makes it more likely for someone to consider your perspective”
Use unique language-
“use words that are different from the original person's language”
“it can be helpful to use phrases such as "For example" or "For instance."
“it can be more persuasive to speak more quickly”