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Engineering Human Behavior with Chase Hughes, Amazon #1 Bestselling Author


The leading military and intelligence behavior expert with 20 years of creating the most advanced behavior skills courses and tactics available worldwide:

Chase Hughes is a leading behavior expert in the United States and the #1 bestselling author of two books on tactical behavior skills. He is the author of the worldwide #1 bestselling book on advanced persuasion, influence and behavior profiling, The Ellipsis Manual.

Chase teaches elite groups, government agencies, and police in behavior science skills including behavior profiling, nonverbal analysis, deception detection, interrogation, and advanced behavioral investigation. His Tactical Behavior Science course is a critical, life-saving course designed for law enforcement, and his Human Tradecraft course is specifically designed for intelligence operations personnel who depend heavily on serious human behavior skills.

He developed the groundbreaking, world-first interrogation behavior analysis tool and the T.F.C.A. cycle that revolutionized law enforcement training in the U.S. He is also the creator of the Pre-Violence Indicators Index, designed to alert personnel to pre-attack behaviors and save lives.

Chase Hughes was raised in Houston, Texas and attended a military academy before joining the U.S. Navy in 1998. While in the U.S. Navy, Chase has served aboard Naval ships and in the correctional and prisoner management departments. After serving the United States and NATO countries for over 20 years, he is bringing this technology to bear on the most critical issues the world faces.


Download the Behavioral Table of Elements for free (and laminate it as I did)

Get Chase’s bestselling book The Ellipsis Manual: Analysis and Engineering of Human Behavior

The Ellipsis Training Planner

Dr. Philip Zimbardo and the Stanford Prison Experiment

Milgram Experiment

The pickup community

Neuro-Linguistic Programming – an approach to communication, personal development, and psychotherapy created by Richard Bandler and John Grinder in California, United States in the 1970s. NLP’s creators claim there is a connection between neurological processes (neuro-), language (linguistic) and behavioral patterns learned through experience (programming), and that these can be changed to achieve specific goals in life.

Virginia Satir

Milton Erickson

Double binds – Double binds create a conversational illusion of choice. To use a double bind, present to options to subjects, both of which lead to the results you want. Either decision they make will have the same result. Here are a few:

  • Would you rather _____, or is it better to just _____? (my personal favorite to use)
  • Do you feel more _____ or _____?
  • While you’re _____, would you rather _____ or _____?

Embedded commands – Phrases hidden within normal language. Through strategically placed words, small changes in tone and volume, pauses, and gestural references, embedded commands can be woven into the innermost parts of conversation without any conscious awareness on the subjects’ part. Embedded commands consist of a vehicle, a command, and a continuum. Simply put, they are just commands within a sentence. For example:

  • A person can … feel completely focused … when he or she finds something interesting.
  • It’s easy to … become curious … when something really piques your interest.

Gestural markers

Robert Cialdini persuasion

Starter books: The Definitive Book of Body Language by Barbara and Allan Pease, How to Win Friends and Influence People, Captivate

Mark Bowden interview on Unstructured

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