• Nonverbal FTC

    by AlphaWolf & Co.

    Quick Definition: AKA Nonverbal False Time Constraint. A movement or gesture that communicates you are leaving soon to the target, without using words.

    Full Definition:

    Because 70% of our communications is non-verbal, it makes sense that a nonverbal FTC is generally more efficient and subtlety dramatic than a verbal one. Plus, you don’t have to lie verbally to demonstrate a nonverbal FTC.

    There’s no easy way to explain the actual moves, but the person basically moves as if he’s about to leave. This may include a body rock position as Mystery does, or a simple look the other way to check for… whatever it is you’re looking at.

    The purpose of nonverbal FTCs is to put the girl at ease, so that she’s knows you’re not overly invested in this interaction and that you’re looking to leave soon. It also demonstrates higher value by letting her know that you have other priorities on your mind.


    The correct response is a “wait don’t leave” feeling in the target

    Nonverbal FTCs should be used sparingly, sometimes when used too often it can signal massive disinterest and the target will assume you’re not that invested in her.

    Harvey Specter (Suits) is a great person for non-verbal FTCs, you never know if he’s about to leave or staying:

    Usage: Once you cross the training chasm you will be glad to you did what you did.

    Related Terms: FTC, Nonverbal Communication, Body Language, Subcommunication, Body Rocking, Takeaway, False Takeaway, IOD, Neg, Disinterest

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