I was wondering if a person could be hypnotized to act drunk? That is, can a person totally lose all his inhibitions while in hypnosis (similar to being drunk)?


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Yes (video example of Derren Brown making a man drunk) with caveats:

  1. Not for every person being drunk means loosing his inhibitions
  2. You can't force people to do something they don't want to do (example by Anthony Galie)
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    $\begingroup$ And is this Derren Brown reputable? $\endgroup$
    – AliceD
    Jun 17, 2016 at 12:18
  • $\begingroup$ @AliceD very. But in fact he already demonstrated, more than once that it is possible to make people do something against their "will" so to speak - by convincing them they were in fact doing something else. $\endgroup$
    – Marc.2377
    May 19, 2018 at 10:46
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    $\begingroup$ @Marc.2377 - Derren Brown is a stage hypnotist. Everything he does is staged. As you pointed out, you cannot force somebody to do something against their will. $\endgroup$ Mar 21, 2019 at 22:27
  • $\begingroup$ @ChrisRogers is it really so? $\endgroup$
    – Marc.2377
    Mar 22, 2019 at 0:19
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    $\begingroup$ @Marc.2377 Links to state you cannot be forced to do something against your will 1. Psychology Today 2. Australian Government. If you think it's ok in the first place you can be made to do it under hypnosis. If you don't want to, you can't. $\endgroup$ Mar 22, 2019 at 8:45

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