The art of persuasion (or subtle emotional manipulation, depending on how you're looking at it) does not necessarily have to be an evil thing.
When you want to make an important sales pitch to a tough customer, propose a risky business plan at work, or gently convince your significant other to start exercising, sometimes getting people to do or agree to what you want using basic human psychological truths isn't such a bad thing after all. Just tap into their inherent emotional drives and their desire to feel important.
That being said, watch out for the not-so-nice people who use these same tactics on you for their own evil benefit. Knowledge is power.
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Got your own tips for getting people to do what you want, non-evil or otherwise? Share with us in the comments below!