The Magic Of Hidden Directives
Embedded commands are perhaps the most powerful secret of covert hypnosis. They are easy to learn and very effective when used correctly. In this post we’ll be going over their basics so you can start using them as quickly as you like.
With enough practice, you can layer several messages deeply within normal conversations, so people begin to do exactly what you want, without you ever having to tell them directly. Embedded commands are way to use secret directives within otherwise normal sounding sentences.
Suppose you meet an attractive person at a bar or nightclub. You can begin speaking to them about regular sounding topics. The band, the bar, her hobbies, etc. But deep within the communication is a hidden message directed at their subconscious to do exactly what you’d like to them to do. As the conversations goes on, they begin to want to do what you want. The best part is they think these desires are coming from within their own mind.
This means their won’t be any objections, and reservations, or even any pushback. They’ll just start to feel a strong desire, and if it’s strong enough, they’ll act on it. Now, before you get any goofy ideas, the more strongly the idea you’d like to secretly implant into their mind, the longer it’s going to take. This is far from a quick hit magic trick.
Another thing to consider is the thing you are secretly convincing them to do has to resonate with their existing ethical and moral framework. If you are attempting to covertly persuade a Sunday school teacher to rob bank, it wouldn’t work.
If it’s within their moral and ethical framework, though, you can get them to do pretty much anything and think it was their idea. This means the more you know about them, the better.
If you are in sales, using embedded commands will allow you to get more clients, close more sales, and make more income. For example, one real estate agent used embedded commands to close a much higher percentage of homes for a double digit increase in income.
Because commands can be so well hidden inside the sentences, they will seem like they are coming from within the mind of your target. Since they will feel as though they are coming from within them, they will bypass any normal conscious resistance. This means you will need to be very careful not to convince anybody to do things that will violate their own morals and ethics.
While they won’t likely take action, they can create some internal turbulence. They might wonder why they are suddenly thinking about doing something that is outside of their morals and ethics. Just thinking about this may cause them some emotional uneasiness.
A command structure is called the imperative form. In English, it is formed by the a verb and an optional object. For example, “Sit down” is a command, it is a very but there isn’t an object. Some verbs need objects, (transitive) and some verbs don’t require an object (intransitive). Any verb or verb-object combination that is understood as a single command can be used as an embedded command.
When you give a command, you use a specific tonality. Statements end with a flat tone at the end. Questions end with a rising tone. Commands end with a slightly falling tone. The severity and urgency of the command is related to the tone. If there is a monster standing behind your friend, you would say “Run!” with seriousness and urgency.
On the other hand, if you were reading instructions from a recipe to your friend, you would say, “add two cups of milk” with a command tone, but it would be a very polite command tone.
When you specifically hide a command within a larger sentence, this is what we refer to as embedded commands. The idea is the person will hear the command subconsciously, and act on it, without really being aware that you just gave them the command.
More Commands Are Better
The more commands you use, the more likely they will work. For example, if you were in a sales situation, and you wanted the customer to buy the product, only saying “buy now” wouldn’t be enough. Commands work, but how much they push the person toward your desired action will depend on many things.
For example, any potential customer would have to become comfortable with you. Then they would have to become interested in the product. Then they would have to imagine using the product. Then they might feel a strong desire for the product. Then they would need to think about making a purchase, and then decide to make a purchase.
Using commands wouldn’t shortcut the natural decision making process. They wouldn’t make a buying decision any faster than they normally would on their own. If they needed to stand there on their own thinking about a product for ten minutes, that’s how long it would take using commands.
A Strong Frame Is Required
If you have a very strong frame, your commands will be accepted more readily. If you have a rather weak frame, of if they happen to have a very strong frame, your commands won’t work nearly as well.
Strong Rapport Is Required
If you have quite a lot of rapport, then your command will work much better. If you don’t have a lot of rapport, then your command won’t work nearly as well. Ideally, you will have a strong frame, and strong rapport.
How To Stack Commands
Commands are best used as a slippery slope. Imagine what state of mind they are starting in. Then imagine what state they would have to be in to follow your commands. Then put in as many commands from where they are, to where you want them to be. This will depend very much on the conversation, the situation, and your relationship with them.
A great way to add in commands to your regular communication is to use them on things that people would naturally like to do. Things like make money, or have sex, or relax are things most of us would not need any persuasion to do.
This is a good way to practice so you don’t feel you are doing anything suspicious. For example, everybody would like to make more money. And that phrase, “make more money” is already set up to be a command, since it’s in the command structure. How would you use it? Consider the following:
The other day I was watching this TV show and this guy said the secret to make more money is to get up earlier in the morning, which kind if makes sense.
And when you say the phrase, “make more money,” say it like a command. This won’t do anything immediately, but it’s a good way to practice. The more you use commands comfortably, the more persuasive you’ll be.
A great way to enhance commands is to use them along with spatial anchors. You don’t need to do anything to technical. Just use a gesture on your right side for good and left side for bad. Whenever you say things are either good naturally, or you want to be perceived as good, use your right hand.
Whenever you say things that are naturally bad, or you want to be perceived as bad, use your left hand. If you get into the habit now, you’ll eventually train all your friends to respond to your good side and bad side gestures, especially if you remember to use them on things that are generally good and bad.
For example, if you used your right side gesture every time you talked about making money, or having sex, or getting a day off from work, people would be trained to associate your right side gesture with good feelings. So later, when you WANTED them to feel good, you could use your right side gesture.
Command And Anchor Combination
Imagine using a command whenever you fired your right side gesture. If you had taken the time to practice both it would sound natural. Now imagine taking the time to use your command voice whenever you used a good command (make money, have sex, lose weight, etc.) and you used your good side gesture also, all your friend would be trained to respond to your command voice and your command gesture.
This means whenever you wanted to suggest anything, you could naturally use both your command voice and your good side gesture, and people would naturally go along with it. This is why training to use these naturally and automatically will make them a very powerful part of your communication arsenal.
Once you get the hang of using these naturally, you can use the quotes pattern to deliver any command you’d like. Just start talking about your crazy friend, and how he talks to people in a crazy way. For example, imagine you were talking to a cute girl at a bar, and you said the following:
See that guy out there in the purple shirt? He reminds me of my buddy. This guy is really crazy, he walks right up to girls, looks at them and says, you are the most gorgeous girl I’ve ever seen. I’d really like for you to give me your number so we can get together. Maybe if you decided to have dinner with me, I could show you how much I want to make you feel really good. And this guy does that with girls whose names he doesn’t even know. I mean I could never look at a girl and say you are gorgeous, please give me your phone number, I need to get to know a girl before I ask her to give me your phone number.
This is a little extreme, but you get the idea. Your looking at her, saying the things to her, giving her commands and using your good side gesture. If you stretched the conversation out over a ten or fifteen minutes, dropped in a few quotes patterns, you would have a lot better chance of getting her number.
Once you get used to the idea of the quotes pattern, that’s all you really need. You can quote people you heard on TV, people you talked or anybody else you want. And once you start quoting people who are quoting other people, there are INFINITE ways to use commands without really using them, since you’ll always have plausible deniability.
Plenty of Ways To Use
As you can imagine, combing these three ideas, embedded commands, the quotes pattern and spatial anchors can make you much more persuasive in many more areas. Take some time to start practicing today, so you can fire up your conversations.
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