When Blind Dates Were Blind
A long time ago I went on a blind date. This was back when blind dates were really blind dates because it was before the Internet and you’re going to blind date because when you friends set you up with somebody and you didn’t actually know what they looked like until you met them.
Because I was young and inexperienced and I had high hopes that this might be the one.
I wanted to create an enjoyable and memorable experience for my blind date. My strategy was a very common strategy that young men have and that is to create an enjoyable experience that the young female will hopefully enjoy and subconsciously associate with the man to hopefully lead to feelings of affection and attraction.
I tried to plan a date that I thought would be enjoyable. I was looking around town and all the different entertainment options and I found that there was a hypnotist doing some shows that weekend.
I bought two tickets to see this hypnotist and we showed up and this was before I really knew anything about hypnotism and all I knew about stage hypnotist is the stuff that I saw on TV.
This was before YouTube or anything so I really had no idea what to expect. We went inside, sat down and the guy came out. There was chairs up on stage but instead of immediately asking people to come up on stage he started to tell stories.
He started telling stories for about 10 or 20 minutes. These were kind of funny stories. They sounded sort of like what you might expect to hear if you were to see a standup comedian.
These stories were also very kind of confusing and hard to follow.
The Story Instinct
One of the original reasons why humans have the storytelling instinct is because stories are an ideal way to implant posthypnotic suggestions. Everybody likes the idea everybody knows about the idea of posthypnotic suggestions.
If you can imagine what it was like back when humans had to rely our instincts for survival telling stories was the ideal way to implant post hypnotic suggestions.
For example you can imagine a bunch of young kids growing up in a tribal environment hearing all kinds of stories as they grow up about famous warriors killing demons. Stories made up based on the shape of the stars. About their ancestors that were giants and has superpowers.
When these young children were old enough to go hunting, when they saw an animal that they had to kill, they could immediately recall all of their heroes from the stories they been taught as they grew up.
Post Hypnotic Installation Vehicle
These stories serve the perfect purpose of installing post hypnotic suggestions. The post hypnotic suggestion is when you see an animal you will feel confident. When you see an animal that you want to kill you will feel courage. When you see an animal you want to fight and kill you will feel strength.
This is a long process. Unfortunately today we kind of think of a post hypnotic suggestion as something magical that you just need to say once and it will work. In reality stories take many many iterations to install these post hypnotic suggestions.
The flipside though is today there is an endless amount of stories and endless kinds of forms. If you know what kind of post hypnotic suggestions you’d like to have living inside your brain you can consciously choose them based on the stories you choose to involve yourself.
If you wanted a posthypnotic suggestion to feel confident you can find stories that have the posthypnotic suggestion that says when you find yourself in a situation that requires confidence you will feel incredibly confident.
Build Your Own Hypnotic Commands
When you find yourself in a situation where you could potentially make a lot of money you will be creative and intelligent. When you find yourself in a situation where you can increase your romantic success you will feel playful and outgoing.
When you find yourself in a situation where you want to become more emotionally open you can feel congruent. Whatever posthypnotic suggestions you’d like to live in your brain you can find them and you could put them yourself.
It’s just that it won’t be as quick and magical as sometimes as some people think but they live in all the stories.
What this hypnotist was doing when he was telling stories was he wasn’t hypnotizing the crowd, he was sorting the crowd for the people that were the most easiest to hypnotize.
Sorting Is The Meta Skill
It turns out this is the main skill of stage hypnotists. Their skill is not in their hypnotic ability. Their skill is in their sorting ability.
Because they look out into a whole room of 50 people and they have the ability to within 10 or 20 minutes extract from the group of 50 people five or 10 people that are the easiest to hypnotize.
If you can do this, if you can sort for the people you want to talk to if you can sort for obedient people, you can sort for the people you like in your life first then getting them to do what you want will be a lot easier.
That’s the secret of pretty much anything. First find the ideal archetype that you’d like to find. Sort for that archetype and then you will have a lot easier time getting that person to do whatever you want.
Sort First Persuade Later
If you want to sort for the ideal business partner, if you want to sort for the ideal romantic partner if you want to sort for the ideal friends, sort first and then persuade later. Because when you sort first are the ideal candidates you can easily persuade them to do anything.
Mind Persuasion has plenty of books and courses to teach you how to speak hypnotically and persuasively.