Definition of Suggestibility

Suggestibility The extent to which a person is able to accept suggestion, which varies according to one's state of mind. The greater the suggestibility that an individual is experiencing, the greater the effect that suggestions offered will have upon that person's perceptions of reality. In hypnosis, which is an altered state of consciousness, one can reach high levels of suggestibility. In this altered state suggestions can profoundly affect perceptions including causing amnesia, anesthesia and both positive and negative hallucinations. When one is in a heightened state of suggestibility, the individual is said to be in hypnosis, or the hypnotic state.
Definition by Cal Banyan