People with genes that make it tough for them to engage socially with others seem to be better than average at hypnotizing themselves. Those with gene variants linked to social detachment and autism were found to be most susceptible to hypnosis.
How do you know if you are easily hypnotized?
The Hypnotic Induction Profile (HIP) or the eye roll test, first proposed by Herbert Spiegel, is a simple test to loosely determine if a person is susceptible to hypnosis. A person is asked to roll their eyes upward. The degree to which the iris and cornea are seen is measured.
What are the characteristics of someone who is hypnotized?
While hypnosis is often described as a sleep-like state, it is better expressed as a state of focused attention, heightened suggestibility, and vivid fantasies. People in a hypnotic state often seem sleepy and zoned out, but in reality, they are in a state of hyper-awareness.