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  • Social Ecosystem

    …s. From there, he can do as he wishes and add value to the group, with a useful database of how each part of the social system is connected (how people know each other), and what they value so that exchanges in value can be made. The deeper the understanding and execution of social skills, the more likely the PUA will attain a high level of social dexterity within a given environment. It is also to be within an ecosystem that doesn’t fully…

    Partners Directory

    …rs modern and upcoming fashion trends in plain english so that guys can use his advice to up their style. Social Natural A program that teaches guys to develop awesome social skills, and gain a mastery of social dynamics, including women and dating. Facebook Dating A website that gives you step-by-step instructions on how to meet and date people on Facebook. Jake Vandenhoff The website of dating coach Jake Vandenhoff, w…

    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 socia…

    Social Nexus

    …fner is able to use this to his advantage and bed girls who are in their teens, while he is in his late 80s. The social nexus is the person who has the most connections and controls social fluidity in the whole venue. Social nexuses can be built in one night by having a high likability factor, combined with the ability to GIVE social value. Some of the skills that Social Nexus people are good at include: Access to clubs and events prior to the a…

    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 Value

    …rights and are able to take care of themselves, our evolutionary tribal brains are still wired to respond to the social value according to our S&Rs. A HB lowers her value by hanging with a douchebag. Source: Hot Chicks with Douchebags Usage: Adam has high innate social value, in addition to his skills at conveying them in a Swedish dance club Related Terms: S&R Value, Venue, Social Circle, Flash Game, Social Conditioning, Social Circle…

    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, “whe…

    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. “P…

    Social Connector

    AKA Connector Quick Definition: A person that possesses a wide network of social connections, friends, and resources. Full Definition: This term was pioneered by Love Systems and was originally influenced by Malcolm Gladwell’s book The Tipping Point. In the book, Gladwell describes the “The Law of the Few,” which claims that “the success of any kind of social epidemic is heavily dependent on the involvement of people…

    Domino Effect

    …ying the “hottest” (or perceived to be “highest value”) girl, and then going down the list on slutty social trees, or going for the queen bee in non-slutty social groups. Full Definition: This is an advanced term in the social circle game space. Once you set an anchor into a social circle or develop your own social circle, there is usually a threshold for attraction between the sexes. If your social circle game is tight, you can crea…

    Social Mask

    Quick Definition: The innate mask we wear when we are in social situations involving people we do not yet know. Full Definition: As children we do not have social masks. We often interact with other children as we are. Some kids naturally get along and some don’t. Even when they do not, they exist mostly in harmony despite their differences, or play fight until a battle is won and the tension is resolved. As adults, we gain more power. Wi…

    Social Trees

    Quick Definition: The connection of branches that encompasses a social circle . Full Definition: The social tree concept is developed by 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 memb…

    The New Artist Guide

    …ept of True Friendship. If you’re in the game for a while, there’s no avoiding an over-dependence on social value – you have to in order to survive or improve. However, have good friends on the side and do normal things. You will get lose in the game if all your social connections are in the PUA world. I was part of this world. People are reflections of yourself – remember that. They are mirrors to who you are as a person,…

    Social Dead-end

    AKA “Dead-end” Quick Definition: A person that possesses a limited social circle, which often leads to a dead end because of the lack of active connections. Full Definition: In theory, everyone can be a social dead end when they move to a new city or new country. Young professionals just getting out of college can also become a dead end given their new environment. Social dead ends are people that have a limited social circle. They…

    Social Exchange Propensity

    …tention. Our environment has a significant effect on the mass behavior of people that walk through it every day. Social Exchange Propensity is the energy of the venue that supports interaction among strangers. For example, imagine the office cubicles – it supports isolation and focus on work instead of socializing. At comic-con or any other convention, it is likely that people interact a lot with each other. Regardless of the propensity lev…

    Social Circle Game

    Quick Definition: The process of developing, managing, and maintaining a strong social circle that is in alignment with the PUA’s personal life goals. Full Definition: In brief,social circle game extends to concepts of building a social network efficiently and effectively that addresses the PUA’s social needs. Main memes include: Sticking to core values and long time friends: when making new friends, always remember those who were…

    Social Intuition

    …Quick Definition: The level of natural sense of the unconscious mind to decipher the real meaning behind certain social situations. Full Definition: Everyone is born with at least a basic level of social intuition. Otherwise, we wouldn’t be able to relate to others and have a normal life. As the artist goes out and gets experience, his social intuition improves. True social intuition comes from a meeting new people and the ability to inter…

    Social Fluidity

    Quick Definition: The ability to adapt to different social situations and navigate social pressure when the full picture of the situation is unclear. Full Definition: Some PUAs only go out during the day. At night, they will often complain about girls being “ADD” and how night game is only for “short term relationships.” Others don’t like clubs and prefer to only date online. Social fluidity refers to the ability f…

    Social Cue

    Quick Definition: Signals that are given, usually consciously during a social interaction, that communicate a person’s thoughts or expected actions at certain intervals of a group’s activity. Full Definition: Social cues help us understand other people better and facilitate non-verbal communication. A well known social cue, for example, is to introduce new members to existing group members. Thus, Mystery’s “Introduce me….

    Social Ladder Structure

    …he building blocks of the “social ladder” in each society and its unwritten but generally understood social rules. Full Definition: In America and most of the world, there is a specific double standard built into the social ladder structure. Mobility across and up the ladder is possible, but certain rules needs to be obeyed in order to do so. For example, class structures are still in place. A rich tycoon is unlikely to marry a trail…

    Social Violation Theory

    Quick Definition:  The tipping point in which an artist violates a certain social norm or rule in different scenarios. Full Definition: It is important to understand social violation theory in order to bend and break the rules. Sometimes, breaking social rules allows the PUA to talk to a woman. For example, if you are normally loud in a starbucks and start chatting up a girl, you will get stares from other people. If you continue under the pres…

    Emotional Intelligence / Social Intelligence

    …s in life other than IQ. Today, the pickup community has integrated much of the science and art of understanding social dynamics. Interestingly, the model introduced by Daniel Goleman related to EQ skills that drive leadership performance is very much related to the progression of a pickup artist: 1. Self-awareness — the ability to read one’s emotions and recognize their impact while using gut feelings to guide decisions. 2. Self-management…

    Social Circle

    Quick Definition: The friends and allies within a PUA’s social sphere. Full Definition: Social circle is another sub-segment of game that explores the process of building, maintaining, and growing social circles. PUAs should explore the great amount of content available for social game in the PUA community. Usage: My social circle needs some work right now. Related Terms: Social alignment, Social Circle Game, DHV, Passive Value, Social

    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…


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