Unless you’re Charles Xavier, influencing people is a pretty hard thing to do. Why? Because people have opinions, that’s why. And whether those opinions are right or wrong, it’ll be very hard to sway people from them. Very hard, but not impossible. If you want to be a manipulative asshole to the people in your life, here’s a few tips to help you along the way.
Seems weird, doesn’t it? But science has concluded that whenever someone does you a favor, they will judge you as a better person, because they figured you were worth doing the favor for. So just ask small stuff from people. Like borrowing a book or something. Or a Blu-Ray, if you’re not into reading. I won’t judge.
Use A Person’s Name or Title
This is pretty obvious. It might come off corny at times, but using someone’s name or title validates their existence. And since we’re all vain creatures, we treat people that validate us better.
Hit them when they’re weak – mentally, that is. Tired people will usually give a less definitive and more avoiding answer, along the likes of “I’ll take a look at it later”. And when “later” comes, you can collect whatever it is you wanted from them.