How to (Actually) Change Someone’s Mind

by CosmicScale
Life Hack
Published: 5 months ago
|Updated: 5 months ago
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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.

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Tasks

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”

Once

Know their influences- “if you want to change someone’s mind, you have to know what is important to that person”

Once

Cite a higher authority- “people are usually influenced by someone who is nationally recognised and respected”

Once

Go out on a verbal limb- “offer something incase your suggested idea fails”

Once

Make them feel like it was their idea- “people are more likely to change their mind if they reach the conclusion for themselves”

Once

Compliment them- “affirmation makes it more likely for someone to consider your perspective”

Once

Use unique language- “use words that are different from the original person's language”

Once

Use example- “it can be helpful to use phrases such as "For example" or "For instance."

Once

Speak Quickly- “it can be more persuasive to speak more quickly”

Once

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