Motorist divides opinion after using 'mind trick' to pass driving test
Motorist divides opinion with claim her special mind trick helped her pass her driving test… on the fourth attempt
- A woman has shared a strange hack that she claims helped her pass her test
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A woman has divided opinion after sharing a strange hack that she claims helped her pass her driving test.
The TikToker, who goes by ‘@_nvila,’ shared a video to the app, where she told viewers she passed her driving test after failing three times, and she believes it was down to a mind trick.
In the clip titled ‘The dirty top theory: explained’ she told viewers the hack worked for her and her friends and may not work for others – the video has already been seen by over 63,000 people.
She explained that for the tests she failed, she made sure she looked good for each one:
‘I would do a full face of makeup, I’d made sure my nails were done, my hair would be done because I was like, that picture that my instructor’s gonna post on their Facebook, I’ve gotta look good.
Replying to @Andreja HERE IT IS! THE ‘DIRTY TOP’ THEORY EXPLAINED❤️
A woman has divided opinion after sharing a strange hack that she claims helped her pass her driving test
‘That was the only thing I cared about. I wasn’t actually focusing on the test, I was seeing past the test.’
‘I was like whatever, it’s just something I’ve got to do, I gotta look good for the gram.’
She continued ‘About a week before my fourth test, I was like, I care too much about the afterwards and I’m not in the moment.
‘I said to myself, you need to care less about what you look like on this test and more about what’s actually going to happen in this test.
‘All my friends tell me, you’ve gotta look hot, you’ve gotta make sure the examiner fancies you. Low key that might work for some people but that wasn’t me or my experience.
‘It didn’t help obviously, I failed three times. So I said to myself on my fourth test, I don’t even care what I look like. In fact, mentally I’m gonna prepare myself that I don’t even care if I don’t pass.’
The TikToker said she hadn’t picked an outfit before and instead ‘woke up and picked a t-shirt up’ off her bedroom floor that had ‘toothpaste marks on it’ and ‘last night’s dinner.
She continued ‘I put it on, I would never do this. I put on this random old pair of leggings, I’m pretty sure I had a hole in the bit between your thighs.
The TikToker, who goes by ‘@_nvila,’ shared a video to the app, where she told viewers she passed her driving test after failing three times, and she believes it was down to a mind trick
‘I literally thought to myself I’m okay with not passing because I look like a tramp.
‘That mentality kept me really present because I wasn’t thinking about afterwards at all.
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‘Taking that pressure away and using the dirty top actually meant that I was in the moment and present.
‘I hope that when people watch this they understand what I’m saying. Obviously it’s more than a dirty top, it’s actually about what’s going on mentally – It really really helped for me and If you’ve got a test coming up I strongly recommend it.’
She also went on to make another video, where she wrote ‘telling ALL my friends about the dirty top theory to pass your drivers test. It 100% worked for me and everyone I’ve told. I literally failed three times and tried this out and passed with two minors!’
Commenters were divided on whether the ‘hack’ was ‘so smart’ or ‘a load of nonsense’.
One viewer wrote ‘I passed first time in the same dress I wore for my lesson night before. Just gave it a wash, must be a lucky dress’.
Another said ‘ahh you know what this is so smart, I’m gonna give it a try,’ while someone else added ‘wish i saw this about two hours ago before I failed my test’.
Someone who put the hack into practice commented ‘Oi no joke it works,’ to which the original poster replied ‘I’m telling everyone and no one believes me. I’ve had like 8 people tell me it works LOL’.
However, not everyone was convinced, with one skeptical person saying ‘What a mind boggling concept. Focus on test to pass test’.
Another chimed in with ‘What a load of nonsense’.
Bayu Prihandito, a Certified Psychology Expert & Life Coach said ‘We’ll all agree that practice remains the primary factor for successfully passing a driving test: the more familiar we are with a task, the easier it becomes, which helps reduce our stress and anxiety.
‘However, even if “technically” well-prepared, when anxiety and overthinking get out of control, they can become significant barriers to performance.
‘That’s where our mindset and psychological state also play a pivotal role. In her case, wearing a dirty top acts as a cognitive distraction.
‘By wearing something she deemed as ‘dirty’, she effectively shifted her focus away from the anxiety of the driving test to something more trivial, which results in a more focused and calm approach to her driving test.’
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