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    The following are all the articles related to from PUA Lingo, the Pick Up Artist's Encyclopedia. You can also browse our PUA Terminology List for a full list of PUA terms and acronyms.


  • Social Pressure

    Quick Definition: The pressure one feels to behave in a certain way based on society and other people’s expectations. Full Definition: Being able to take, manage, and redirect social pressure is the key to becoming a master of social dynamics. In many ways, becoming a pickup artist is about not conforming to the expectations and limiting beliefs of society, but rather acting in a way that is most conducive to seducing women. Whenever…

    Social Narrative

    Quick Definition: The overarching story-line of a country, a large social group, or a particular group of people with shared value systems. Full Definition: AKA Group Think on a massive social scale. The social narrative is the defined prized attributes of a person or group’s life and the story that the mass consciousness believes and conveys on a day-to-day, passive basis. In communist Russia, the social narrative of the cold war was the…

    Social Butterfly

    Quick Definition: A person who enjoys socializing with many different people, and usually has become good at meeting new people. Full Definition: Social Butterfly describes any person that can “warm up” a room in different situations. A salesman, a politician, an attractive and outgoing woman, and a friendly old grandma can all be social butterflies. The essential similarity between butterflies is their ease at flying from one…

    Social Ecosystem

    Quick Definition: The circle of social connections that a person has relatively to his peers and his larger geographical context and each element of the system interacts with one another to create an interdependent ecosystem. Full Definition: A healthy social ecosystem includes your family, relatives, people you are about and love. Not everyone has these things, and not everyone that has a social ecosystem has a healthy, growing relationship…

    Social Norms

    Quick Definition: The behavioral expectations and cues within a social setting or social group. Full Definition: Most early PUA schools of thought advocate being aware of, but ignoring, social norms. In sociology, the social norms are “the rules that a group uses for appropriate and inappropriate values, beliefs, attitudes and behaviors.” These rules can be communicated verbally (explicit) or through subtle cues and subcommunication…

    Social Proof

    Quick Definition: First described in Influence, social proof refers to the increasing perceived value of any particular person within a social setting, usually through explicit or implicit DHVs. Full Definition: Social proof is great for building attraction, value, and lowering bitch shields at any venue or social gathering. Short term social proof refers to the events that happen as soon as a PUA is in a venue (or as Mystery likes to say,…

    Social Context

    Quick Definition: The frame or larger picture of a social situation that governs a specific expectation in social rules. Full Definition: Normally, under this situation, how do people respond? What if the situation changed? In the movie City of Gods, the main characters are heavily influenced by the violence in the Favellas that permeate all aspects of their life. In such a situation, guns and shooting become routine and regular life….


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