from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Responsiveness or susceptibility to suggestion.
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- n. The property of being suggestible.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Capability of being suggested.
- n. A conforming social impulse, leading a person to believe what is emphatically asserted and to do what is imperatively commanded; credenciveness and submissiveness; susceptibility to hypnotic suggestion.
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- n. susceptibility or responsiveness to suggestion
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You take that and mix it with a psychopath, a sociopath or someone suffering from mental illness and add in a dose of rage, the suggestibility is too high.
In this respect, even when computers seem to get it right, they're not so much anticipating our desires as exploiting our suggestibility, which is really a marketing coup more than a technological one.
Hypnosis is based in a great deal on what is called suggestibility and imaginative involvement and as the article reports, it really is wonderful for stress relief and relaxation as well as hundreds of other issues.
The normal variations themselves may go to a limit where they overlap the abnormal artificial product, that is, the suggestibility of many normal persons may reach a degree in which they accept beliefs hardly acceptable to other persons in mild hypnotic condition.
The degree of suggestibility, that is of willingness to yield to such propositions for action and of inability to resist them, is indeed different from man to man.
A second kind of suggestibility occurred among people who made some effort to check out the broadcast but who didn't have "adequate standards of judgment to make a reliable check on [their] interpretation;" for example, those who asked their neighbors whether they thought the broadcast was true.
Charcot had affirmed the power, not only of physical traumatism, but even of psychic lesions -- of moral shocks -- to provoke its manifestations, but his sole contribution to the psychology of this psychic malady, -- and this was borrowed from the Nancy school, -- lay in the one word "suggestibility"; the nature and mechanism of this psychic process he left wholly unexplained.
Given the suggestibility of footie folk it is impossible to underplay the significance of this apparently off-hand remark.
Your suggestibility and general cluelessness reminds me of nothing more than the unfocused frustration and misappropriation of founding principles that characterizes the Teabagging Right.
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