Would you believe it if I told you that this little hedgehog killed an elephant? Probably not, because it's so cute. *
If I told you that this little girl scared her neighbours away because she runs around like a maniac, you probably would't believe me. She's just too cute!*
Well, this is something I like to call reverse psychology. Humans generally think a certain way based on what they see on the outside. So if you tell someone that a cute kid is really a monster, they will have a hard time believing you.
People use this technique to their advantage in games like Survivor; playing weak and innocent so that no one considers them a threat and they aren't voted out.
Sometimes parents use this technique in a situation like if their daughter/ son lies to them. The parents pretend that their child lying to them has really hurt the parents' feelings. This makes the child feel bad and apologize.
Now that I have told you a little about reverse psychology, you can use it too. Just make sure that it's to your own advantage.
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