CHARACTERISTICS OF A HYPNOTIZABLE PERSON
Who can, or can not be hypnotized
Given the opportunity, and if an individual is willing to cooperate, between ninety to ninety-five percent of all people are hypnotizable to some degree. However there are individuals that seem to be un-hypnotizable, or very difficult to be hypnotized.
There are a few conditions that may inhibit individuals from going into trance or to a state of hypnosis. Having more than one condition makes it even more challenging:
- Severely psychotic individuals.
- These individuals might be unable to stay in reality long enough to mentally comprehend, or follow the instrutions.
- A paranoid individual
- Great difficulty to trust or even close the eyes during the process.
- Individuals who lack attention span.
- Inability to concentrate or focus long enough.
- Severely mentally deficient (IQ below 70).
- Inability to understand and follow the induction.
- Individuals with genetic disorders (Down’s Syndrome), mental dysfunction (caused by brain damage, or congenital disorders (Alzheimer’s), etc.
- Individuals devoid of imagination or unable to visualize.
- Individuals wanting to prove the hypnotist wrong.
- Individuals who do not want to be hypnotized.