How to convince someone close to you

In the era of the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, we all need to change our habits in order to protect ourselves and those close to us from this infection. Whether carrying and wearing a hygienic mask on a regular basis Frequent hand washing, carrying and using alcohol gel to kill germs and keeping distance between them What should I do? If someone close to us refuses to follow the rules to survive from these COVID? For example, your parents are old. may not want to wear a mask because it feels uncomfortable Still want to go out and hang out with friends or join a group to chat with friends of the same age. What should we and our children do to make them aware and take action to prevent the spread of COVID? Or even adults or teenagers who may feel that they are strong. or the person whose card falls I want to go back to living a free life without having to keep myself introverted. How can we persuade them to “set up the guard” to prevent the second wave of COVID-19? Try the following methods.

1. Invite them to do it for themselves or their loved ones. Theory of Persuasion in Social Psychology It is advisable to focus on the impact it will have on the individual. or negative consequences that will occur to him To be a force for that person to want to do as we say. So the easiest way is to say hi to him. “Aren’t you afraid of getting infected with COVID? Why don’t you wear a mask?” “Why go out where there are so many people? You’ll be addicted to COVID soon.” Especially the belief that he would not have bad luck to get germs. Or even if it’s really stuck, it can be healed. These beliefs are known as the nature of people who tend to think of themselves often, arguing is useless. Meet like this, we just change the target from him to We all have family or loved ones. that we do not want to see him having to get infected with COVID Therefore, sentences that will shock those who do not want to set up a card might be “Aren’t you afraid to put it on your child?” Nah, children, old people You can die.” Those who hear it are often difficult to argue. and reminds him of the people he loves and is important to him This is often a good incentive for people to change their own behavior here.

2. Make the new normal easy for people who don’t want to wear a mask. not interested in keeping a distance When there is an opportunity, he will “not do” those things. An easier way to persuade him to do so is to prepare his environment for the new normal, for example by making masks and hand sanitizer ready for him. Comfortable, beautiful / cool, easy to wear, easy to breathe Always available where he lives. For example, having it before leaving the house, in the car, in a handbag, this will reduce the fuss and excuse that it can’t be done or is inconvenient, and the people around him must make him see as a clear example, consistent and fun. would be even better People sometimes do something because people around us do it. And creating a new normal environment will help stubborn people to gradually adapt.

3. Compensation for loss/inconvenience People tend to oppose when freedom and freedom that used to be lost or restricted, for example, do not leave the house, do not travel, do not dance, do not go to see boxing, although they can do as they like. As news of the lockdown protests in foreign countries, banning or suggesting that he should not do what he used to be able to do. It is often regarded as “Loss” that would happen if he agreed, which is actually a sympathetic thing, isn’t it? Therefore, we should find a way to compensate for these to reduce resistance. This means that we should not just prohibit it, but instead invite him to do something new (this is the new normal), such as arranging for the elderly to meet friends. via video call Finding other interesting activities for him to do at home instead of going out to socialize in a risky way. Recommend online shopping through various channels instead of going out to walk in a crowd of people, etc.

This is just something we can do ourselves for those around us who may not be able to defend themselves. However , lasting behavioral changes are also influenced by the broader environment. government campaign Sufficient distribution of masks Arrangement of public places that are conducive to maintaining the distance. having strict control measures on wearing masks and keeping a distance Educating about various options to adapt or arranging space for various service providers. that is sufficient to keep the distance It all affects how difficult or easy it is for people to change their behavior to enter the new normal. It’s called having to adjust at the same time in all sectors.



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