Suggestibility is the state where a subject is inclined (and willing to accept) the actions or suggestions of others. This is the condition that is sought for in hypnotism. While in this state, a person can be given false (but plausible) information and then may fill in informational gaps with false (or questionable) information when being asked to recall a scenario or moment from the past. This is a state that can lead to phenomenon of false memories. Less formally, suggestibility is used to mean being easily influenced by others, particularly into actions that are illegal or improper. For example, the teenager had high levels of suggestibility and would do anything their friends told them to do.

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