Backward Rationalization

AKA Reverse Rationalization

Quick Definition: The process of rationalizing emotional and behavioral decisions based on logic that makes sense for the person.


Full Definition:

To some degree, everyone backwards rationalizes certain events in life. As our perception of reality is seen through the filters of our personal lens and it is important for people to logically explain their actions, backwards rationalization happens. With practice, a PUA can recognize his or her blind spots and understand when certain situations are triggered by our underlying emotions, as opposed to the logical side of our brains.

Reverse rationalization occurs frequently with women, who are more prone to emotionally-based decisions. Due to society’s rules—triggers such as ASD and social pressure—a girl will often rationalize sex with a PUA on the first night based on his smoothness and the accidental nature of it all, when in reality she wanted it as much as he did. She merely had to convince herself and her social circle that she is “not that easy,” as least most of the time.

Related Terms: Inner Game, Congruence, Emotional Connection, Pair Bonding, Blind Spot, Male Pattern Blindness

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