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december 14, 2016

Lukas Schwekendiek:

 Here’s a trick I learned in one of my social psychology classes that hasn’t failed me yet. It is a very simply mind-trick that forces you to make a decision subconsciously. This trick works a lot better when you have another person around you, but can also be done alone if you are honest with yourself. Here is the process: 1. Name the two choices you have. This is to clarify it in your mind and so that your friend knows it to. 2. Give your friend, or yourself, a coin and decide which choice corresponds to which side. It is important that you agree to doing whatever the coin dictates. This is serious, not something that can be changed later. 3. Flip the coin in the air and place it on the back of your hand with the other hand still covering it. Neither you nor your friend should know the result at this point. 4. Ask yourself would you rather see heads or tails right now? If you have a friend they should be the one asking you. 5. Put the coin back in your pocket without looking what it was. DO NOT LOOK AT THE COIN! This will ruin the trick in future times. You MUST put the coin back without you knowing the result. 6. OPTIONAL: If you do not know what you wanted, look at the coin.** The reason this trick works so amazingly is because it puts pressure on yourself to make a decision now that cannot be delayed.

Your mind will bring forth what you really want as a prevention to regret. Instead of going with purely the logical reasoning you are basing it on intuition which is, in turn, based of the information you have + the feelings about the choice.



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