When I was a kid a read a lot of comic books.
And in the back then they had all kinds of goofy ads for goofy products.
Even though that most of them were clearly fake, part of me wondered.
This is, by the way, one of the reasons copywriters write these MASSIVE claims on their sales page.
So long as they get at least part of you thinking, “Hmm, probably fake, but what if it IS true?”
And then that creates curiosity, which is a powerful buying trigger. Then you buy it just to see, and when you find out it IS fake, you say “Well, I just wanted to see, at least I know…” which means you won’t likely get a refund.
Anyhow, some of the things were “fake” but part of me (especially as a kid) wanted to see, just to see.
(Sea Monkeys come to mind…)
But one of the things I KNEW was fake was “X-Ray Glasses.” Even as a kid, I knew if those really DID exist, they’d be illegal.
As cool as they would be to have.
(Of course, nowadays if you want to see through people’s clothes just go get a job at the TSA…)
But there is kind of a way to see what people are thinking.
In Covert Hypnosis, there are these things called “Linguistic presuppositions.” These when you take an “idea” and hide it within a sentence. To kind of “sneak it” past other person’s conscious mind.
These, of course, are used naturally. By everybody. But they are usually used defensively, and without any thought.
Most people use them to HIDE THINGS they don’t want other people to question.
It allows people to say things without really needing to be responsible for them.
Kind of like when people say, “I’m just going to throw this out there.” It’s kind of a “weak” way to introduce and idea, and take credit for it if everybody likes it, but be able to distance yourself from it if people don’t.
Once you start to study these patterns, you’ll see these EVERYWHERE.
Usually by politicians or news media. Who’d like to make inflammatory comments, but make it sound like they are coming from “somewhere else” so they don’t have to defend saying them.
But these “linguistic presuppositions” are tools. You can use them to covertly slam people and come off as a creepy manipulator.
Or you can use them to covertly uplift people, highlighting their best points, but in a way that doesn’t make them feel “on the spot.”
And come off as a genuine, charismatic person that people LIKE being around, and actively seek out.
To learn how, check this out: