8 Psychological Tricks to Make People Instantly Like You

3. Act like a monkey.

No, it doesn’t mean you have to eat a lot of bananas or jump on trees. This is about imitating face expressions, gestures, speech patterns, or behavior of your partner. This technique is called mirroring, and it really works.

For example, in the course of this study, waitresses received higher tips when mimicking customers at the restaurant. More research showed that men evaluated women more favorably in speed dating if women repeated verbal and nonverbal behavior of their dates. If you are going to use this method, remember to mirror only positive patterns. It is better not to repeat actions such as looking or turning away.

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