When I was a kid I went to a local amusement park with a bunch of kids from the neighborhood.
I don’t remember exactly which park, but I do remember that I “participated” in one of the shows.
It was this guy doing animal tricks, like getting cats to act like dogs, and getting dogs to act like people.
One of the gags was to get me to choose an article of women’s clothing, and whisper it in the dog’s ear. Then the dog would run off back stage, and come back with the item of clothing.
Much to my shock and amazement, the dog came back with a bra, just as I had suggested. I was flabbergasted.
Then later, when we got home, my brother explained how it worked. The guy doing the show kind of “programmed” me to ask only for the bra. Even though he’d supposedly given me a few “examples” to choose from, I really only had one choice, even though thought otherwise.
Oftentimes, sales people and hypnotists will also utilize this “false choice.” When I used to set appointments for an insurance company, for example, we’d use the same kind of set up.
“Do you have time to meet on Thursday evening, or is Wed afternoon better for you?”
It sounds like a choice, but it reality whichever one they choose, somebody’s going to show up and sell them something.
Throw in the law of “comparison and contrast” into the mix, and you’re almost guaranteed an appointment.
It goes like this:
“How’s about Wednesday afternoon, it should take about an hour, or Thursday evening, but I’ve only got about ten minutes. Which do you prefer?”
Now, nobody in their right mind is going to let a salesperson in their house for an hour. So when I mention Thursday for ten minutes, right after that, it sounds downright enjoyable, by comparison.
This is just one of the ways to apply these deeply programmed mind triggers. We’ve got plenty, and without knowing what they are, you’re leaving yourself open to all kinds of cons and schemes.
Much worse than sending dogs after bras.
Of course, you can also use these to your advantage, but you already knew that.
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