Scott Adams hypnotized Tucker Carlson on TV.
You can see the hypnosis occur beginning at 5:35. My commentary is below the video.
Here’s the next of the hypnotic pattern:
Scott Adams: Think about how many times you have imagined, just you personally, have imagined the scene of Donald Trump in the White House doing the job of President. Now how many times have you imagined one of the other candidates in the White House doing the job. Maybe a few times. But you’ve probably, mostly, thought about him.
Tucker Carlson: Yes.
Think about is a hypnotic command. He’s immediately telling Tucker what to do.
Imagine is another command, as you are awakening the listener’s unconscious mind. Hypnotizing others requires you to tap into their senses….Imagine….You are now seeing what Adams wants you to see in your own mind’s eye.
Next Adams creates the scene he wants the listener to have…the scene of Donald Trump in the White House doing the job of President.
Adams overcomes the natural objections that arise during persuasion by asking “how many times have you imagined one of the other candidates.”
Adams then completely dismisses the objection. Maybe a few times. But you’ve probably, mostly, thought about him.
Even if Tucker Carlson had imagined Ted Cruz in the White House, he has been hypnotized into believing he hadn’t.
You now realize what Adams means when he talks about the 3D world of persuasion.
99.9% of people will watch that clip and see three guys talking.
You see what is really happening.
P.S. Adams gained more trust from Carlson by being right, that is, Tucker had imagined Trump as President. But even if Adams had been wrong, Tucker would have been hypnotized to believe Adams was right.
How I use hypnosis in my books and articles at Danger & Play.
You’ll see a lot of hypnotic patterns in Gorilla Mindset, if you know where to look. Consider this paragraph:
You now have all of the tools you need to live your life. You understand mental strategies like self-talk, framing, mindfulness, and state. You are able to change how you think and feel, leading to improvements in your personal and professional lives. You also realize that mind and body are connected.
Do you see what I did there?
I didn’t qualify or explain myself. I never do that in my writing.
I tell you that you now have all of the tools you need to live your life.
You shake your head, “Yes, I do.”
You believe in yourself.
You have confidence in yourself because I have confidence in you.
One of these days I’ll write more on hypnosis.
In the meantime, you can deconstruct Gorilla Mindset.