Want to be more persuasive? Check out this article on the “But You Are Free” method.
Make a request, but acknowledge the other person has a choice. PsyBlog explains that this persuasion technique reaffirms the person’s freedom of choice and indirectly tells the other person that you’re not threatening his/her ability right to say no.
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Almost a Jedi mind trick.