Overview of Law #17: Keep Others in Suspense: Cultivate an Air of Unpredictability Because people crave predictability and a sense of control, you can throw others off balance and even terrify them by cultivating an air of unpredictability. While your opponents are stressing themselves out by trying the explain and anticipate what you’re doing, you can achieve your objectives almost unnoticed.
In 12 Rules for Life, Rule #2 is “Treat Yourself Like Someone You Are Responsible for Helping.” What does this mean? Why would you not treat yourself like you’re helping yourself? Why do you treat other people better? This is what Jordan Peterson’s Rule 2 covers.
In 12 Rules for Life, Rule #4 is “Compare Yourself To Who You Were Yesterday, Not To Who Someone Else Is Today.” What does this mean? Why is it so bad to compare yourself to other people? According to Jordan Peterson’s Rule 4, the only person you should compare yourself to is yourself. As long as you’re getting better day by day, then you should be happy with yourself. Learn more about Rule 4 below.
How can you master your emotions? How can mastering your emotions increase your power? You’re more powerful, in work and in life, when you learn to master your emotions and stay calm and level. Read on to learn how mastering your emotions can contribute to your success and magnify your power.
Who was Victor Lustig? What made him one of the greatest conmen in history? What can we learn from him? Victor Lustig was a stylish swindler who successfully scammed people throughout Europe and the United States in the early 1900s. Although he ended his life in prison, Victor Lustig was a powerful force at his peak. We’ll cover the three primary lessons about power we can learn from Victor Lustig.
Do you ever behave in ways you can’t explain rationally? Those behaviors might be due to the power of subliminal priming. What is priming? Subliminal priming is when your unconscious associations with one thing affect your unconscious reaction to something else. In other words, it’s a way of influencing the unconscious mind. Therefore, subliminal priming can be extremely powerful. Subliminal priming can work positively, negatively, or neutrally on the unconscious mind. Learn how to use subliminal priming to positively address your implicit biases.
We’re told, “Trust your intuition,” but how do you do it? And is trusting your instincts really better than collecting all the facts and making a conscious, deliberate decision? Learn why trusting your instincts may be better than making a well-thought-out decision, and learn how to trust your intuition to make better decisions.
Why do conversations so often result in misunderstandings? How can I really know what’s going on in the other person’s head? How can I be a better mind-reader, and how will micro expressions help? Micro expressions are expressions we make unconsciously. Learn how to read minds by recognizing micro expressions on people’s faces.
Gender roles in society are finally being seen as outdated, but many of us still feel the need to play into certain gender roles. Why do we continue to be trapped in gender roles that no longer seem relevant to our modern lives? The existence of gender roles in society and implicit gender bias may be the results of our unconscious associations. Learn how our unconscious biases affect our conscious decisions and take action to change your implicit gender biases.
Have you ever misjudged someone based on superficial qualities, like her clothes, her hair, or even her voice? Appearances often mislead us. This is the Warren Harding error. Learn why we call this the Warren Harding error, and how to avoid letting surface details keep you from making smart decisions about people.