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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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    Handling Shit Tests and Building Attraction

    …guest post on here, and while I was at the PUA Summit this year I had a few guys asking me ‘How Do You Pass Shit Tests?’ I was going to post this on my blog – http://www.daxxterity.com but thought it would be a good opportunity to post it on here. First off, what is a ‘shit test’? For those that don’t know, these ‘tests’ are questions that girls will throw at us to see if we walk the walk as well as talk the talk. The reason girls do this is beca…

    Congruence

    Quick Definition: The degree of one’s authenticity; the similarity and general state of agreement between one’s internal state and external self. Full Definition: RSD defines game as “the external representation of your internal frame.” To this point, game is about congruency. In the beginning, an aspiring PUA must step out of his comfort zone to achieve new comfort thresholds because what has felt comfortable in the pas…

    Speed Follows Simplicity

    …not saying these things don’t exist but I’ve never seen any of them work fast and consistently and be filmed and tested. Ultimately many people say my stuff doesn’t work or isn’t real too, argument is good but test it all yourself before you make a decision. If something works, keep it. Or get the right person to teach you. How about, you just sit there and talk to that hot girl and use these 4 simple things when you get the chance. How does that…

    Indicator of Disinterest (IOD)

    …nterested in a sexual relationship. Sometimes an IOD could just be part of a bitch shield, or it could be a shit test designed to test the strength of the PUAs frame. Whatever the case, it’s usually best for the PUA to plough through the interaction unless the woman specifically tells him to go away. Some ways to overcome IODs are by either negging or doing a false takeaway. If the IOD is coming from a girlfriend such as a mother hen, the PUA mus…

    Stealthy Kino Moves

    …me across as gay (which is not necessarily bad, it’s just incongruent with my style). The hands / The compliance test is a classic KINO move used to test the level of comfort and rapport. What it also does, when done correctly, is build a positive tension and curiosity on her part. How you do it? Simply pick up her hand, move it close to your face, look at it as if you were examining the positioning of your USB ports on the back of your computer……

    Hoop Theory

    Quick Definition: A task or request for compliance by a PUA or HB, to see if the other person will comply and “jump through” their hoop. Full Definition: Hoop theory is the basic idea behind a compliance test. Often, when a girl asks a man to do something for her, she is trying to see if she can get him to comply by jumping through the hoop. AFCs will usually jump straight through without hesitation, in a show of supplication, compl…

    Sandbagging

    Quick Definition: Purposely appearing unsure or unconfident about a subject in order to lure a woman to shit test a subject that one is actually strong in. Full Definition: Sandbagging in pickup is similar to the term in poker, where a player will purposely bet passively on a strong hand in order to draw other players to act aggressively. In pickup, one attempts to lure the woman into testing the very areas that one is strong in. An example of…

    Natural Selection

    …assing on their genes. In Sperm Wars, Robin Baker argues that a woman’s affinity to oral sex allows her to test the health of her mate, as well as be more likely to induce a strong ejaculation. As such, this behavior increases the chances of her mating with a healthy male. Millions of years ago, those females that gave oral sex were more likely to bear offspring, and, over time, the propensity for oral sex as an evolutionary mechanism to te…

    Paradoxical Realities

    AKA Paradoxical theories Quick Definition: A term used to describe conflicting ideas that appear in pickup and seduction. Full Definition: Tyler Durden talks about paradoxical realities in the Cliff’s list seminar of 2005. In it, he describes ideas and teachings that seem to contradict one another. Here are some examples of game paradoxes that can happen in an aspiring PUA’s head: 1. Model after the best man! They are the best at wh…

    Beta Male Shaming

    …needed to be won in order to become alpha. I realized at this point that women respond to alpha behavior through tests, and also observing the tests of others. If you fail a test, it is best to move on to a new girl, because her impression of you is unlikely to change short-term. Owen talks about the lover vs. provider frame and beta-male shaming Beta male shaming also has its counter-part, Slut Shaming, and in many ways slut shaming is a lot m…

    Incongruence

    …ecause it comes across as putting on a fake facade, instead of revealing one’s true self. Women will often test to see if a PUA is being congruent through congruence tests. Failing these will cause the woman to distrust the PUA and will likely lead to him getting blown out of set. Incongruence can also refer to the feeling of uneasiness that occurs when they are stepping outside of their comfort zone to try something new that doesn’t…

    Kino Steps

    Quick Definition: The progression of kino escalation as established by known patterns of waypoints. Full Definition: Specific to many kino escalation routines, kino steps is kino escalation broken down. It deals with specific body movements, verbal commands/leading, and pumping buying temperature and escalation. For example, the “high five and spin her around” kino escalation routine involves the following kino steps: 1. Engage th…

    Rite Of Passage

    …incorporation involves that person coming back into the tribe with the new identity. Rites of passage serve as a test for the new member. He or she must pass a certain test to be deemed worthy by the tribe. It also gives the passage participant a sense of purpose. Men as a sense of strength, and women as a sense of belonging. It instills the values of the social tribe into that person. An example of this behavior is found in fraternities, where t…

    3 Girls A Day (Todd Valentine) Review

    (Online Login sent immediately) Product Name 3 Girls A Day Author Todd Valentine Company Affiliation Real Social Dynamics Release Date September 2014 Skill Level Intermediate Rating Product and content quality – 23/25 Innovation of material – 22/25 Application in field/bed – 24/25 Value for money – 23/25 Total Score 92/100 (A-)/100 (based on 1 review) Price 97 Format Online Membership Reviewed By Vince Lin About The Author To…

    Compliment

    AKA Art of the Compliment Quick Definition: A genuine or well thought out compliment delivered without lowering one’s value and without expecting anything in return. Full Definition: The art of delivering a fine compliment was practiced a long time ago by diplomats and dignitaries worldwide. In the seduction world, the compliment is often viewed by newbie’s as a dangerous tool only used by AFCs. In reality, most guys compliment women way…

    Boyfriend (BF)

    Quick Definition: The regular male companion of an HB who has a romantic/sexual relationship with her. Full Definition: AFCs tend to see the boyfriend as a major obstacle or threat in a HB target. However, in the seduction community, boyfriends are seen from a different perspective. To the pickup artist, just because a girl has a boyfriend does not necessarily mean that she is unavailable for a sexual relationship. The important thing to realiz…

    The Pick-Up Artist (on VH1)

    Quick Definition: A reality TV show where nine AFC contestants compete to see who can win the title of the Pick-Up Artist. Full Definition: The Pick-Up Artist is a reality TV show starring Mystery that first aired in 2007 on VH1. The show featured Mystery along with his two wingmen, J-Dog and Matador, who instructed the contestants on different aspects of pickup, then pit them against each other in different challenges designed to test their sk…


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