Ever wondered how much you can communicate by remaining silent.
1. Walk up to a friend (works better with girls) and talk about a common friend.. then say these words “You know what sometimes I feel that this guy is …….”
More often than not the pause you will introduce will compel the other person to complete the sentence. Hence revealing what they feel about him/her.
This Projective strategy can be effectively used to test the waters. Even communicate by projecting an image without actually saying those words
2. Many people esp the extroverts are really uncomfortable with silence, esp during a formal business meeting. Hence by using silence, you can force them to fill those long pauses with words. Say things or give commitment that they would not ordinarily give.
This strategy is often very successfully used by Japanese against Americans.