Are you easily influenced by what others do and say?

If so, you’re just the type of person that hypnotists, magicians and mind-readers seek out as you’re more likely to fall for their mind tricks.

In this video, psychologist Richard Wiseman gives you the chance to find out how suggestible you are. Give it a go – even the most hardened skeptics might be surprised by the results.

The test can also reveal something about your character. “Non-suggestible types tend to be more down-to-earth, logical and enjoy puzzles and games. In contrast, suggestible types tend to have a good imagination, be sensitive, intuitive and find it easier to become absorbed in books and films,” says Wiseman.

To accompany his new book Paranormality, Wiseman has released a free set of psychological demonstrations where you can learn to perform mind tricks on others.

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4 thoughts on “Are you prone to mind control?

  1. This is a cool example. More factors: many people’s sense of motion gives them faulty messages about where they’re starting from or where they’re going, literally. This is partly why you’ll catch your image in a passing reflection and wonder, “Is that how I really look?” By the time people are adults, most have many opposing habitual responses trained that determine their sense of relative movement location. These postural routines, needlessly running in the background, spoil original sensitivity about motion.

  2. Think; what is the reality of the situation? I can think, imagine, visualize anything I choose, but the reality is only my motor actions create movement, and I am the one in control of my motor actions. Therefor my hands will stay where I put them.

  3. what then happens to the natural human needs, when it falls within same wave length of what the so-called `influence of others` . Will it still be influenced by another person ?

    Teddy

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