suggestibility love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Responsiveness or susceptibility to suggestion.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. susceptibility or responsiveness to suggestion

Etymologies

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Examples

  • 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.

    Common Sense

  • 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.

    Technology Gets Personal

  • 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.

    Life of Brian:

  • 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.

    Psychotherapy

  • 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.

    Psychology and Social Sanity

  • 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.

    Social Nutworking

  • 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.

    Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 1 The Evolution of Modesty; The Phenomena of Sexual Periodicity; Auto-Erotism

  • Given the suggestibility of footie folk it is impossible to underplay the significance of this apparently off-hand remark.

    Football and spectacles: Players make passes for men who wear glasses | Harry Pearson

  • Your suggestibility and general cluelessness reminds me of nothing more than the unfocused frustration and misappropriation of founding principles that characterizes the Teabagging Right.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Strange Death of the Public Option

  • "Laughing gas increases imagination, suggestibility" (Mind Hacks), "Enhancement of suggestibility and imaginative ability with nitrous oxide" (Psychopharmacology) « older week of 01/04/2009 newer »

    Boing Boing

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