Rock, paper, Scissors is a game we are all familiar with. Because it is familiar, many people think this game is fair. In many cases, rock, paper, Scissors is even used to decide important matters.
Since it’s a game, it’s clear that rock, paper, Scissors is not as fair and random as we think, but there are rules to follow, and you’ll find that when you master some psychological skills, your chances of winning can be greatly improved.
The first step we need to do is to observe the character of the opponent, and then observe the mental state level of the opponent through his performance. This is called knowing yourself and knowing your opponent. Different psychological levels and states, different personalities of opponents, and psychological differences with your own mind all affect your game strategy.
This theory was first proposed by Conrad, an American game player, who developed a more popular and simple implementation method based on it. The following is his summary, which he called the Conrad strategy.
Step 1: improve sensitivity, with the fastest time to observe the other party’s finger state
We can tell what he’s going to do by looking at his fingers in pre-match preparation. For example, if he holds his fingers tightly together, rock is most likely to follow. And if his fingers are relatively relaxed, not so tight grip, then he will generally play cloth.
If you observe his fingers relaxing, with the ring and little fingers pulling down slightly, then he will usually go for the scissors next, obviously the latter two pulling back, indicating the other three pulling.
The second step: use the general psychological judgment, use the common human psychology
Generally speaking, those men who are psychologically mature prefer to play stone, while those who have a strong defensive heart and game heart prefer to play cloth. Both men and women usually do not play scissors at the beginning.
If someone did make the scissors the first time, then, of course, the chances of making the scissors the second and third time would be lower, so it would be easy to mention the odds of winning.
Step 3: Borrow big data
Psychological experts and some game done in-depth research professionals, also based on a lot of people and computer game to measure the large data show that in the case of emotional stability and mental state is normal, people with scissors stone decoration probability was 35.4% : 35% : 29.6%, there are big data ways of winning the game are erratically.
If there are some emotional instability, or because of the game and bad mood of the people, will unconsciously imitate the success of the game. But this approach has been challenged by MIT psychologist Simon Schaumer, who asked volunteers to play the game with their eyes closed and found that they won 83 per cent of the time. The players who keep their eyes open are more likely to lose.
Therefore, rock-paper-scissors win or lose can be inferred and mastered, but if you can’t master the above method, or not very handy to play, might as well use Professor Simon’s closed eye game method, both simple and practical.