Suggestion - This is the process of exposure by one person to the subconscious of another, in which the uncritical perception of the last attitudes that are imposed is performed. Suggestion is a specially formed emotional or verbal constructions. Psychological suggestion blocks a person’s thinking and changes his behavior. Many people are firmly convinced that only they control their behavior and their own thoughts. But many experts argue and argue that there are such phenomena: suggestion, telepathy, hypnosis. It is with the help of these techniques that some people make an impact on others, instilling in them their thoughts and desires. Not a single sphere of human activity can do without suggestion, many processes of society occur only thanks to it.
Suggestion per person occurs in communication, education, work, relationships. Sometimes this process of influencing a person is used with a mercenary purpose, benefit, psychological suggestion is used for the sake of auxiliary therapy, for example, in self-suggestion of attitudes towards well-being.
Together with the concept of suggestion, the term suggestion is used, and the person using the suggestion is called a suggestor.
The art of suggestion includes the possession of verbal and non-verbal methods of influence. Often a person does not understand that when communicating, they are affected by imposing their emotions, mood and opinion.
The power of suggestion is multiplied with repeated repetition of the impact. It is necessary several times to repeat the information suggested to a person, since from the first time he will not be able to remember it and perceive it as proper information.
The strength of the process of influence depends on several factors: the mood of the inspired, his emotional firmness, the nature of the impact, the conditions of holding, the credibility of the inspired, the compliance of the individual, natural disasters and other factors.
The suggestion, the technique of the method is based on the readiness of the individual at the subconscious level to accept the transmitted information, therefore it is often more effective than the method of persuasion, which is based on logical evidence.
Psychological suggestion instils other people's ideas and thoughts, feelings and even sensations, without using any evidence or logical explanations. Individuals who manifest themselves as spiritually weak, timid, fearful and shy, those who uncritically perceive others, too gullible and ingenuous, are prone to dependence on others, are very well exposed to this process of influence.
Strong personalities, proactive, energetic, active in business are hard to come up with; arrogant and proud; unsociable and gloomy; eccentric; too frank; not dependent on the others or having someone in their own addiction.
The following factors will contribute to the suggestion:
- the power of the authority of the source of information;
- internal dependence;
- overwork and psychophysical exhaustion of the object;
- psychological tension;
- categorical statements;
- the unexpectedness of the message information;
- repeated message repetition;
- specific emotionality and absolute logicality of the suggestor;
- mental disorders or features of the individual (psychopathy, superstitiousness, mania, drug addiction).
Suggestion to a person may not be realized if internal barriers interfere with its implementation, among them:
- critical-logical - a person rejects what he considers logical as ungrounded;
- intuitive-affective - the individual does not perceive information that does not cause subconscious confidence;
- ethical - a person does not accept material that contradicts his moral and ethical laws.
Overcoming the described barriers does not imply a focus on their elimination, but adjustment. For example, in order to influence an individual with a small intellect, it is necessary to combine influences with strong negative emotions, if this personality is intellectually developed, then use positive emotions.
If the object is unsure or depressed, it is best to approach it with a commanding tone, using gestures and facial expressions.