Survey Results: Can You Be Hypnotized Against Your Will?
In a recent survey, I asked…
1. Can a person be hypnotized against their will?
2. Can a person be made to do something against their will in hypnosis?
Well, the results are in. About 2/3 of you answered no to both questions (62.4% and 64.5% respectively).
Many of the comments were insightful. Some of you made the distinction between hypnotizing against someone’s will and hypnotizing someone without their knowledge. Others questioned the meaning of the word will.
As for question #2, a few folks suggested that you might make a person do something against their will but less likely against a deeply held moral value.
All in all, I was impressed with the intelligence behind the comments–thanks to everyone who responded!
Now, take a look at these videos (Are they being hypnotized against their will?) and see if you agree with the survey results.