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  • Warm Alpha

    …ortray. For example, alphas cutting people off and dominating the conversation are not congruent with true alpha behavior. A true alpha is able to let people have their moments, and still remain alpha throughout the whole game. The opposite of warm is cold behavior. Being warm means that you embrace the success of other people, and you give them the credit (you think) they deserve. Speaking of giving credit, this concept of warm alpha is develope…

    The Warm Alpha

    …ront of girls. And in a sense this is correct, but let’s not jump to conclusions too fast here. Warm Alpha Behavior Being macho isn’t going to work to your favor. Showing anger or being the though guy who doesn’t smile and won’t talk to other guys isn’t what this is about. In fact, those behaviors will not work to your advantage. To understand why this is, we need to add another dimension to our understanding of beh…

    The Belief System of a Successful Man

    …n or make efforts to get a girl, especially if he doesn’t really know her. And women are attracted to such behavior. It doesn’t mean that you should be some ego maniac, but when you are not afraid to lose her, your status gets an immediate boost. This belief is not only connected to being attractive, it also affects your immediate behavior. Most guys get nervous and act different than usual when around women, even women they hardly kn…

    Anti-Slut Defense

    …, as often as necessary. Every culture has there own scale that runs from Madonna to Whore and you can place any behavior somewhere on that scale. Each culture draws a line somewhere along that scale and anything on the right half of the scale is Whore behavior and anything on the left is Madonna behavior. In particularly conservative cultures a woman showing her face, for example, or being in the presence of a non-family male without a chaperon…

    The New Artist Guide

    …al and replication factors. But, mostly, women respond to subtle subcommunication patterns of a high status male behavior. Paradigm Shift #2: Raw sub-communication behaviors of value is different than paper resumes on dating sites Society tells us to: buy expensive shit. Nice car, lots of money. Model pretty boy. No, a woman responds to raw masculine energy and attraction based on S&R value. Paradigm Shift #3: At the core, stripped down of ev…

    Mode One (Alan Roger Currie)

    …ed the general characteristics of each of his “Four Modes” of Interpersonal Communication: Mode One Behavior - An interpersonal communication style with women which is characterized as highly self-assured, upfront, unapologetic and straightforwardly honest Mode Two Behavior - An interpersonal communication style with women which is characterized as pleasant, polite, cautious and “beat-around-the-bush” Mode Three Behav…

    Approval Seeking

    Quick Definition: The need to validate oneself via the approval of others. Approval Seeking behavior involves a person doing things with the primary intention of gaining the approval and attention of others. Full Definition: Approval Seeking is a very needy and unattractive behavior that PUAs seek to eliminate, or minimize as much as possible. Approval Seeking is a basic human behavior, but doing too much of it communicates that the individual…

    Norming

    …we say, it is important to read it correctly to reveal what people are really thinking based on their normalized behavior patterns. See 10:00 to the 2nd half of the video for examples of norming among celebrities. A documentary on body language of famous icons: Usage: Make her you understand her normal behavior patterns before you jump to a conclusion, we just met this girl. Related Terms: Body Language, IOI, IOD, Subcommunication, Nonverbal…

    Intermittence

    Quick Definition: Randomly rewarding good behavior as to create a pattern of behavior in a subject that is permanent later on, with or without a reward. Full Definition: Intermittence is a term taken from psychology, where it is used to describe the phenomena that people often respond more to an intermittent or sporadic positive stimulus, rather than a predictable or continuous stream of pleasure. This concept is one of the reasons that gamblin…

    Compliance Momentum

    …d less willing to comply with the artist’s request. It can also occur when the PUA incorrectly rewards bad behavior and punishes good compliance behavior. Creating compliance momentum is key to physical escalation of a target. Antonio Banderas gains compliance from his class by demonstrating a tango routine in the movie Take The Lead: Usage: Her compliance momentum towards you is extremely low right now. Related Terms: Compliance, Momen…

    Punish/Reward

    Quick Definition: The act of managing punishment and reward for the HB’s behavior to encourage positive behaviors and discourage negative ones. Full Definition: The art of punish/reward lies in unpredictability. Always reward the HB for giving you IOIs, albeit intermittently. If the PUA punishes good behavior, he will possibly insult her and discourage further good behavior. Punishment, or negs and IODs, are important to lower her value if she…

    Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)

    …rology – how we perceive the world, and how we are biologically wired to respond to situations and develop behavior patterns. Language – how language is developed, and how anchors and ambiguities messages can become part of your communication. Programming – the idea that our language, behavior and our perception of the world are all patterns and systems, and can, therefore, be systematically configured and changed for the better…

    Self Fulfilling Prophecy

    …terms of the prophecy itself, because of the positive or negative feedback between the person’s belief and behavior. Full Definition: Napoleon Hill illustrates in Think and Grow Rich that “thoughts become words, words become action, action becomes behavior, behavior becomes character, character defines your destiny.” As such, strong beliefs and strong thoughts often translate, over time, into fulfilling destinies and prophecies…

    Hoop Theory

    …AFCs will usually jump straight through without hesitation, in a show of supplication, compliance, and beta-male behavior. Such approval seeking behavior is a DLV and is very unattractive. A PUA will only do a favor for an HB after she has done something for him (i.e. buying her breakfast after sex). PUAs can also throw hoops or reverse frame a hoop the girl has thrown by throwing it right back at her. For example, if an HB asks, “can you b…

    Wussy

    …ompliance tests, believing that doing so will get women to like them. In fact, all they do is display low status behaviors and repel women away from them. Wussy behavior is not limited to AFCs. Even experienced PUAs can occasionally fall into wussy behavior patterns when they are stricken by the beauty or attractiveness of a particular woman. The best way to prevent this from happening is to always strive to remain outcome independent, not giving…

    Prizing

    Quick Definition: Developed by Swinggcat through the Prizing e-book, this is a frame that is adopted by a PUA, whereby he is the prize and the woman needs to game him. Full Definition: The prizing theory has many variations and components in its application and is deadly when used to amplify attraction. The general theme is to reverse the script. Women are very good at this, as they always assume that any attention from men is a signal of them…

    Cognitive Dissonance

    Quick Definition: The human brain’s ability to reduce contradictions in their thought patterns by way of altering existing reasons and rationale as to why they desire certain things or believe a certain idea. Full Definition: Under pressure, or when introduced to the new world of seduction, the newbie can be in a distressed or stressful state. As such, they may “find themselves” doing things that don’t fit with what they…

    Nympho

    Quick Definition: A female who is affected with nymphomania, or the tendency to engage in excessive sexual behavior. Full Definition: Nympho was start popularized in 50 Cent’s song “Candy Shop” and since made it into the seduction community as a joke of sorts. “Is your girlfriend an nympho?” or “how do I get a nympho girl?” as newbies will often ask. The truth is most women are able to enjoy sex and gi…

    Try-Hard

    …frame interactions so that the women is trying to win their approval, rather than the other way around. Typical behaviors of try-hards include things such as taking women out on lavishly expensive dinners on a first date, buying women they’ve just met expensive flowers and gifts, and dressing up way too nice for the venue that they’re in (e.g. a full suit and tie in a dive bar). What all these behaviors have in common is that they ar…

    Natural Base

    …e tends to internalize more alpha-mannerisms that lasts throughout his lifetime. A non-natural can develop these behavior patterns too, but it becomes exponentially harder as the man gets older and his behavior becomes more ingrained. Whether or not you have a high natural base, conscious practice makes perfect. Usage: John’s got a great natural base but they don’t always know how to take it. Related Terms: Social Hierarchy, Default…

    Supplication

    Quick Definition: To ask, request, or otherwise express a wish for a favor from someone else by lowering one’s value relative to the benefactor. In PU terms, the act of doing something for a girl that a man normally would not do, in the hopes of getting affection and intimate with her. Full Definition: The official dictionary definition of supplicate includes “To ask for humbly or earnestly, as by praying.” In this sense, it i…

    Rationalization Hamster

    Quick Definition: The tendency of a person (usually a girl) who frequently changes their thoughts on the “real” reason behind their previous actions. Full Definition: A lot of times, girls who sleep with artists can backward rationalize anything in her head to justify her behavior. As we know most women make these decisions based on the emotional state at the time, and therefore the degree of rationalization can be quite severe. Ham…

    Tailgater

    …hoping to benefit from other’s sets when the tailgater is not friends with the PUA is generally low status behavior. In the worst case, tailgaters will interrupt sets, DLV the PUA through uncalibrated behavior, and generally act as a cockblock. The best way to deal with a tailgater is to politely tell him to go away, tell him to RTFM, distract him with a pawn, or simply ignore him. Usage: I had a tailgater who kept interrupting my sets, so…

    Personal Stickiness Level

    …girls and future dates. The same event can happen for a socially awkward, normal looking guy, and because of his behavior or perceived social value, be less fruitful. He may get 1-2 numbers that flake. Why is it that some people have more “pull” than others? Yes, some of it is superficial. Height, good looks, body language. Other times, it is usually a combination of physical appearance, energy level, and the person’s behavior p…

    Reticular Activation System (RAS)

    Quick Definition: A micro-system of the brain system that evolved to allow humans to pay close attention to only things that are most important to them. The object of attention usually involves an event, item, or relationship that preserves or increases the organism’s survival and replication value Full Definition: In the medical field, neuro-scientists defined the RAS is a part of the brain that forms a special micro-system of nerve cell…


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