Here's something I don't get--why in conversation, when people concur with you, do they preface their concurrence with a contrary negative?
In simpler terms, how many times have you heard people say:
"No, I agree..."
Must've heard it a dozen times since the Xmas break. Now I'm no Noam Chomsky, but the more I hear it, the more I realize that the initial negative neutralizes the positive that follows, essentially null-and-voiding the agreement.
Think this is unimportant? The power of simple negative/positive suggestion is astonishing. Try this next time you're trying to convince someone of something: nod your head yes if you want the person to agree (or no if that's the response you're seeking). Works subliminally, works wonders and works often.
No, it does!