When you look around the world you will noticed that you do not go an entire day without being persuaded by something whether it be a television commercial, friends, family, etc.
When you are a business owner, one of the most important things about running a business is being able to convince people to buy your product, using a combination of mental, physical and emotional props to ensure the sale.
And while being effective in the art of persuasion can often be viewed as just one step away from crossing over into manipulation, the ability to be persuasive in and of itself is not a bad thing – not in the slightest! It can be used by parents to get children to do things that they normally would not want to do such as cleaning their rooms or eating vegetables. Or to help get the most out of your employees at work.
It can also be used in friendships and families to push one party into doing something good, like helping the elderly neighbor carrying in her groceries.
Persuading people is important because you are allowing your view of the world to be transferred onto someone else, it is the expansion of the mind done using different senses to ensure that your point will be getting across, this is used for two different reasons, to either convince someone that they should see something differently or to convince them to purchase an item that ultimately they need or could better their lives.
Being good at persuasion, is something that everyone should know how to do, whether you are a sales man or are a full time mom, the reason this personality trait is so appealing is due to the ability and control that you hold by using it in every day situations, it can also be called charming or you might have heard others call it, fast talking, no matter what you know it as, if you do not bare this trait it is something that you should start working on, now.
Like many other traits such as confidence for example, this is something that gets stronger and stronger every time you use it, which means, you should start practicing on everyone, even the guy down the street who does his local garage sales.
It will probably be best to do some research, to ensure that you are in fact using the proper techniques, not done properly can make you come off as pushing or being rude, neither of which is the goal.
While, it may take you some time to master, do not give up on this trait so easily, because you will find that It will help you at some point or another in the future, for your own good and quite possibly the good of those who are around you.
Everyone loves heros, think of this as your super power, you are going to be the guy who is able to grab the upper hand in every situation, by knowing how and what to say to really make the other person stop and think about their actions, this is great in sales and emergency situations.
Heck, it might even allow you the ability to save someones live one day.