Communicator (communicator) wrote,
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Discussing absorption in reading with rparvaaz and talvalin (below) I looked into what makes a person hypnotisable. I'd be interested in your opinions.

Poll #491171 Hypnosis

What do you think about hypnosis - is it real? These answers are not mutually exclusive, tick as many as you agree with.

Yes, sure, people can be hypnotised
5(38.5%)
Most things people say about hypnosis are false
1(7.7%)
The whole theory behind hypnosis is false
0(0.0%)
People who claim to be hypnotised are faking
0(0.0%)
People who seem to be hypnotised are actually experiencing something else (say what in comments if you like)
0(0.0%)
Something is going on but I haven't a clue what
4(30.8%)

Your experience of hypnosis

I have been hypnotised
2(15.4%)
I have seen someone convincingly hypnotised
3(23.1%)
I've seen something called hypnosis, don't know what it was
3(23.1%)
I have never seen anyone hypnotised
5(38.5%)
Something else (say in comments?)
0(0.0%)

Which of these things do you think are going on when a person is or seems to be hypnotised

Pretending, showing off
0(0.0%)
Playing along, co-operating, social pressure
0(0.0%)
Becoming absorbed in events so that you forget yourself
0(0.0%)
Connection with the subconscious
3(25.0%)
Imagination, visualisation
1(8.3%)
Submission, domination
0(0.0%)
Something else (say in comments?)
1(8.3%)

Do you think hypnosis can be dangerous: can it make people do things they shouldn't?

No, hypnotism doesn't exist
1(8.3%)
No, people never really lose control
1(8.3%)
Yes, but no more than being drunk does
6(50.0%)
Yes, it could cause serious problems in the wrong hands
4(33.3%)
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