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  • Social Pressure

    …from the men and women around him. By demonstrating that he can withstand such pressure and is comfortable being the center of attention, he is able to DHV himself and increase his perceived value. Usage: Try to get used to the club environment so that you do not become overwhelmed by the social pressure there. Related Terms: Social Cues, Social Hierarchy, Social Circle, Venue, Cold Approach, Outcome Independence, Reframe. Related Links: How t…

    Social Trees

    …Braddock of Love Systems . Each social circle is a tree. In the tree hierarchy, there are the women/men in the higher branches, and others in the lower branches. In every social circle , the leader’s inner circle of the tree needs to accept new members in order for you to become a permanent member. Jumping social trees requires meeting social connectors or cold approaching new people. Disruption of one tree usually does not aff…

    Pressure On, Pressure Off

    …ty (Jeffy, Russell Brand) so that the woman can never pause to logically think about what he’s saying. All the while, he’s creating the required emotional push and pull to create instant attraction with his targets. Comedians are great at pressure on, pressure off control of their audiences Comedians are great at creating pressure on and off situations with the audience, and any master artist will know how to put and take off social p…

    Social Cue

    …example, is to introduce new members to existing group members. Thus, Mystery’s “Introduce me. It is the polite thing to do” leverages the expectations of this social cue. Examples of an event with many social cues is at a dinner party,  where the host makes a toast, guests sit down and wait to start eating when the host does, etc. These are all part of the commonly known and accepted social cues that govern how an event or grou…

    Social Kinetic Energy

    AKA Social Kinetic Momentum; Social Kinetic Energy Momentum Quick Definition: The level of social interactivity within a person’s life or a particular location, environment, or community. Full Definition: Positive social kinetic energy refers to human interactions that boost a PUA’s state or makes him feel good. Negative social kinetic energy does the reverse; it takes energy away and makes the person feel negative. The exact percep…

    Social Hierarchy

    …the difference between the people with money and power, and those without them.) In any group or social circle, there is usually an implicit “tribal leader.” This person always has more say in dictating what the group does, and he is generally a social connector. It is neither necessary nor natural for everyone to desire becoming the ultimate alpha male and leader. A leader bares responsibilities and expectations. It is, however, imp…

    The New Artist Guide

    …d long term relationships with friends. With skill, confidence can develop over time. Ultimately, the journey of the game is about developing these “OUTER” skill sets that bring out the inner energy and core of the person within. Every developed artist, therefore, is an image of their core self. Sometimes this image is more exaggerated due to publicity, however most of the time, it is an extension of who they are. A bad past doesn&#82…


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