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  • Shit Test

    Quick Definition: Often unconscious (and sometimes conscious) tests that women throw at men in order to quickly determine their social status. A shit test is a more specific instance of a “congruence test.” Full Definition: A shit test is when a woman gives a guy a hard time, usually for the purpose of seeing how he will react. Because women (especially attractive women) are hit on all the time, they have developed behaviors that q…

    Congruence Test

    Quick Definition: A test or gambit a woman or PUA can throw out to test for congruency between a target’s external representation of themselves and their real inner frame. Full Definition: Congruence tests are generally thrown out by women, as it is important for them to realize if they are sleeping with an alpha male or a beta male posing as an alpha male. Biologically, this distinction in sexual selection can affect her gene pool for th…

    Compliance Test (CT)

    Quick Definition: When delivered by a woman, a compliance test is a small request or series of requests that a woman will make to shift the power dynamic of an interaction in her favor. When delivered by a PUA, a test to see the target’s current compliance level to him. Full Definition: A compliance test (CT) can be a form of shit test that women use, often subconsciously, to test the alpha characteristics of a man, and occasionally to ta…

    Trust Test

    …k Definition: A request for compliance that requires a level of trust from the target. Full Definition: A trust test is a technique to get feedback within a particular social interaction with a girl. This is different than a compliance test because it requires a higher level of trust. Compliance can be nonverbal, such as laying a hand on the girl’s shoulder. A trust test requires some strong non-verbal or verbal indication. “Close yo…

    Gay Test

    Quick Definition: A test used by less experienced PUAs to calibrate their kino. Full Definition: The gay test is the name for a simple mental exercise developed by Gambler of PUA Training, used by pick up artists to gauge the level of their kino. The idea behind the gay test is that, when a PUA is kinoing a girl, he asks himself, “would I feel gay if I was doing this to a man?” If the answer is yes, then their kino is bordering on…

    Field Test

    Quick Definition: An in-field test of a PUA’s or rAFC’s pickup skills. Alternatively, to test out a new technique or routine in the real world. Full Definition: Field tests are structured tests used to gauge the skill level of a PUA. Field tests often involve specific assignments, such as getting an n-close or a k-close. Field tests are often implemented by instructors and PU companies to test the skill level of potential instructors….

    Kino Test

    Quick Definition: A physical action that is intended to test the compliance level of the girl for increasing kino escalation. Full Definition: A kino test is a specific kino escalation step that gives the PUA information about how the girl will respond to a physical compliance request. Essentially, the first kino that encourages reciprocal kino is a kino test. Tests can also occur over time, with kino pinging and seeing how the girl will resp…


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