Nurture And Nature
There are two general schools of thought about what makes us who we are as individuals.
There’s the blank slate side of the spectrum.
That our minds are completely programmable.
That with the right training, we can be “programmed” to do pretty much anything our “programmers” want us to do.
The other side is we come pre-wired with a bunch of predispositions.
Of course, most modern scientists believe we are a mix.
Chomsky, for example, has the idea that we have a “language organ” in our brains.
That we have the basic, pre-wiring for human language.
And that between the ages of zero and about two, we are essentially filling in the blanks, based on the local dialect.
Or “calibrating” our basic wiring to the local rules.
Subject verb object, object, subject, verb, or whatever.
But ALL languages have subjects, verbs and objects.
All languages have verb phrases, noun phrases, etc.
So this basic wiring only needs to be fine tuned as our brains grow.
One of the original guys who thought we are completely programmable was Pavlov.
The Russian guy with his dogs.
The guy who trained his dogs to salivate at the sound of a bell.
This has been extrapolated to all kinds of crazy places.
This is how “anchoring” is taught in NLP books and seminars.
A “once and done” trick like Pavlov.
Bring the food, ring bell and POOF!
You’ve completely rewired the doggie’s brain.
So, people assume you can do the same with humans.
Tell them to think of a time when they felt excited.
They say, “Uh, OK!”
And you snap your fingers, and POOF!
Now EVERY TIME you snap your fingers, they’ll AUTOMATICALLY become super excited, right?
Uh, not so fast.
Suppose you walked up to a stranger in a bar.
Think Of A Time…
“Hey, you don’t know me, but when was the LAST TIME you felt really excited?”
What do you think THEY would do?
Would they suddenly become brainlessly obedient, and automatically recall their most EXCITED memory, JUST because some weirdo asked them to?
OR would they say:
“Um, who the F… are you?”
This doesn’t mean that anchoring humans isn’t possible.
It’s just not a simple as anchoring a dog’s food response.
Dogs don’t tend to have much on their mind EXCEPT food.
So, for dogs that’s pretty EASY to anchor.
But what about humans?
Humans do have a few go to “good feelings” we like to think about.
You’ll need to do a bit more work than just “telling them” to “feel them.”
But it’s really a lot easier than most people think.
First, strike up a friendly conversation.
Second, gradually guide the conversation to very positive human desires.
THEN you can start to anchor.
Because simply by getting them to feel those feelings, they will AUTOMATICALLY be associated with you.
No bells required.
Mind Persuasion has plenty of books and courses to teach you how to speak hypnotically and persuasively.