In my previous post, I’ve mentioned some psychology tricks you can try while you are on your stay during SSB. These, however, do not guarantee your selection but surely will make a good impression on the assessors and your mates, thus increasing your chances of getting recommended.
Here are 7 more psychology tricks you can try on assessors and other candidates during your SSB:
- Never give the data first, Give a story: Although data is always accurate people tend to believe in stories and overlook data. So when you are giving someone some data, give it with a story first.
- Be a person of your word: Always be a person of your word. Always keep your word. This isn’t some trick. This is just the basic thing to make people trust in you.
- The Argument weapon: When arguing with someone, act much calmer than them. This can cause them to say something particularly irrational which you can use against them. Do it when in GD or other group tasks.
- The Epic search technique: You adapted reading from left to right so while searching something in a page or anywhere search from right to left. It will drastically reduce the chances of missing something.
- Arrive early the first time you meet someone: It’s not punctuality issue or anything, it’s just that people will think that you are more interested and invested in them when you arrive early.
- Giving a bold presentation: If you want your presentation to stand out and to make people think that it was bold, give an effective presentation without pictures. Add cool stories, plot twists, opening icebreakers, humorous self-mockery and end your presentation on a rather serious note. This can be tried out during the PPDT and Lecturette.
- The OCEAN Test: If you want to stop judging someone and start analyzing you have to take these five things into consideration, Openness to experience, Conscientiousness, Extroversion, Agreeableness, Neuroticism. Perfectly balancing these five is considered “Ideal” behavior. So, behaving ideally while on a stay during SSB will get your chances of success higher.