Suggestibility - this is a characteristic of a person, by which is meant the readiness to subordinate his own will to influences emanating from the environment (individuals, groups, newspapers, books, advertising). The suggested people can quickly accept someone else's idea as their own. They take the advice given to them very easily and act according to them, even when they might like to do otherwise. They very quickly take over the habits of those around them, they easily "get infected" with the mood of their loved ones, they tend to imitate.
The degree of suggestibility of each person is different and it depends on various situational and personal factors. Persons suffering from high anxiety, self-doubt, too trusting and timid are more prone to high suggestibility. This quality is the opposite of criticality, it is more characteristic of individuals with a low level of intelligence, poorly developed logical thinking and sluggish thinking processes.
Suggestibility is an individual personality trait, suggesting the degree of personal susceptibility of external influences.
In the hypnotic process, suggestibility is called hypnotibility, that is, a person's ability to succumb to hypnosis. Hypnability is directly dependent on suggestibility, because as it increases, the tendency to hypnabeliness increases.
Absolutely all people are inspired, even those who consider themselves very confident and independent. Although suggestibility is not an advantage, but it is due to evolution, so a person needs to be able to perceive information and follow it. So the whole process of education is built on suggestibility. Parents in the process of education use suggestion, when they try to explain to their children what is bad and what is good, they, in turn, in most cases, follow the instructions unquestioningly.
Increased suggestibility is defined as the compliance and readiness of the individual to believe any incoming information, which clever manipulators may well use. But, in general, if you look, then the tendency of a person to suggestibility may have both advantages and disadvantages.
The disadvantages (negative aspects) are expressed in the fact that the individual is inclined to make judgments uncritically on his own account. From the outside it looks like he has no personal opinion of anything. A person with high suggestibility more often than others falls under the influence of fraudsters and various scam artists, and because of the frequent change of opinion, such individuals may experience interpersonal conflicts.
Pros (positive aspects): it is noticed that people with high suggestibility are more talented; such individuals can more easily and quickly perceive and memorize information, they have a rather plastic mind, which is why they are fairly easily trained.