I am looking for a noun to describe whether a person is easy or not to be influenced by others. I think this noun should have the meaning of level in it.

For example, if I want to use a noun to describe whether a person has a huge impact on others, I can use the word "influence".

So, what is the right noun to describe the "to-be-influenced" level of a person.

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    You are looking for easily influenced or not to be influenced or ...? Dec 26, 2019 at 2:28
  • @Jalene Thanks for your response. I actually need a noun to describe the level of a person whether he/she is easily influenced by others or not to be influenced by others. Just like my example, "influence" does not show whether a person is indeed influential or not, but it can be used to describe the level. Maybe some word with the meaning "be-influence" are appreciated ... Dec 26, 2019 at 2:49
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    That person might be impressionable, gullible, pliant, suggestible, a blank state, or even a sucker. Dec 26, 2019 at 3:21
  • A person can be stalwart in his convictions.
    – John Canon
    Dec 26, 2019 at 4:09
  • @MikeGraham Thanks for your response. These adjectives are helpful. But I'm looking for a noun. Dec 26, 2019 at 6:43

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e.g. Children usually have a higher impressionability than adults.

  • Could you explain why you believe the word is suitable? Perhaps you could cite a definition or usage example that suggests it fits the asker's needs. Feb 24, 2020 at 14:05

If you're looking for a noun, and you don't mind idiom, there is "putty." One definition of this malleable material: "one who is easily manipulated" (MW)

He is is putty in others' hands.

"Malleable" itself isn't bad if you'll settle for an adjective: One of the definitions: "one who is easily manipulated."

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