23 Crazy Psychological Tricks You Have To Try on Someone RIGHT NOW

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Move over f*ckboys of Tinder, there’s a new Jedi in town and it’s you! Have you ever wanted something out of someone, a situation, or yourself, but you were too tied up in the bullsh*t that is your subconscious to get anything done? We’ve all been there. I mean, if group projects in college taught me anything, it’s that you have to get behind some serious mind-f*ckery to get sh*t done. I also learned that I f*cking hate group projects, but I digress.

Have you ever been in an argument with someone and it seems to be going nowhere? Or perhaps they’re incessant bullies who just want to get a rise out of you. Here’s a trick — tell them they have something in their teeth right as they’re spewing insults. You’ll throw them straight out of whack for at least a minute and it will give you time to exit the situation, or punch that nazi motherf*cker in the face!

Do you want people to like you at work? Ask Bob about his boat. Ask Janet about her son’s graduation. People love talking about themselves, and the next time you need a little favor — Bob and Janet are going to be eating out of your gahd-damn hand. So whether you’re trying to mind-f*ck your way out of paying for a ticket, or you just like being a manipulative, self-serving little sh*t (sup), try these tricks out and you may be living like you’d always imagined.

Use these 23 psychological mind tricks to get ahead — you won’t be sorry:


When me and my friends are going back and forth “roasting” each other I always say “Fuck outta here with them crusty ass lips” they always reflexively lick their lips. To me it’s the funniest thing because they do it regardless of the condition of their lips.


If you act really excited every time you see someone they will eventually start to get really excited every time they see you without realizing why.


When working on group projects, if you want someone else in the group to do something, instead of saying “Can you do this” simply say “Can you start on this.” This makes it sound like less work and they will be more willing to do it. Halfway through, tell them “good job, keep going” and they’ll probably finish it. Very useful for lab reports.


Simple positive reinforcement works wonders, and I see people ignore it all the time. If somebody does something you like, find a way to “reward” it. I don’t mean give them something, just say something nice, touch them lightly, smile at them, whatever. Most of you probably think this is obvious and natural, but I see people all the time neglect to show any sort of appreciation for favors and the like. There’s a reason you were taught to say “thank you,” people.

Written by Laura McNairy

Laura is a freelance writer for TFLN. She likes to write about what she knows best — dating, sex, and being awkward, but usually in the opposite order. She is the Assistant Editor and videographer for Peach Fuzz, a sex-positive nudie magazine in ATX.