There’s a common question when you start learning things like covert hypnosis and all the powerful language patterns of NLP.
And that is, “Is it possible to persuade somebody against their will?”
This is common question from both sides, the user and receiver of the language patterns.
There are those that would very much like to take advantage of others.
So when they come across something like “Covert Hypnosis,” the first they do is start rubbing their hands together like a cartoon super villain. The world belongs to me!
Then there are those who are terrified of salespeople, because they imagine salespeople use some super powerful NLP they won’t be able to resist.
Like they’ll walk into some store only to kill some time, and then suddenly find themselves at home two hours later with a $200 blender wondering what happened.
The truth is that neither of these are very likely.
BUT, there is something that is almost worse.
It is absolutely true that you CANNOT persuade somebody against their will.
But the SAD truth is that most people DON’T HAVE a will.
They don’t have a plan. They don’t have any idea of what they want. They just bounce around hoping something “good” happens to them.
Most of us are like this at least some of the time.
If you’ve ever been grocery shopping, and bought WAY more stuff than you intended, that’s EXACTLY what happened.
You walked in their WITHOUT a plan, and the GROCERY STORE (not some salesperson or anything) took advantage of you.
Think about that. It’s SO EASY to take advantage of people that “they” just need to set up the displays in the grocery store correctly, and they’ll run on their own AUTOPILOT INFLUENCE.
Of course, if you don’t want this to happen, you simply make a list.
(Just yesterday I saw some old guy in the store trying to read a list, while talking to his wife on the phone asking her WTF she’d written!)
This is true of EVERY SITUATION.
The problem is when you have a “wishy-washy” set of intentions.
AND you have an AUTOMATIC way of responding to certain situations.
Not only is THE WORLD going to pull your emotions all over the place, but sometimes you’ll feel pretty LOUSY!
Sure, it’s feels pretty good to get a smile from an attractive stranger, but if you are depending on chance, it’s going to be a two-way street.
Luckily, there are some POWERFUL exercises to help you plan for ANY contingency, AND be to handle ANYTHING the world throws at you like a tenth degree black belt ninja.
And you’ll NEVER feel “taken advantage of” again.