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  • Rationalization Hamster

    Quick Definition: The tendency of a person (usually a girl) who frequently changes their thoughts on the “real” reason behind their previous actions. Full Definition: A lot of times, girls who sleep with artists can backward rationalize anything in her head to justify her behavior. As we know most women make these decisions based on the emotional state at the time, and therefore the degree of rationalization can be quite severe….

    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…

    Cognitive Dissonance

    Quick Definition: The human brain’s ability to reduce contradictions in their thought patterns by way of altering existing reasons and rationale as to why they desire certain things or believe a certain idea. Full Definition: Under pressure, or when introduced to the new world of seduction, the newbie can be in a distressed or stressful state. As such, they may “find themselves” doing things that don’t fit with what they…

    Why Sexually Inexperienced Guys Shouldn’t Be Too Picky With Women

    Original post: n/a Context: great reason guys should stop being “less picky”. In the end, its just an excuse for our deeper fears. A lot of sexually inexperienced guys pass up on good chances because of their pickiness. If directly confronted about why they don’t have a girlfriend, they may use the, ‘I have high standards’ line. Even in their own head, they may reject certain girls for not being up to their expectations. I…

    Consistency Principle

    Quick Definition: A scientifically proven principal in social studies that states that a person is more likely to be consistent with the behavior and frame that he/she is already accustomed to or stated when interacting with someone else. Full Definition: An example of the consistency principal in field is when a target doesn’t object to an artist’s touch the first time. Because an anchor has been established, she likely won’t…

    Mode One (Alan Roger Currie)

    Quick Definition: A philosophy of approaching women boldly pioneered by Alan Roger Currie in the 90s that exists outside of the mainstream seduction community. Full Definition: Alan explains his low tolerance for small talk, and how he developed a quick way to speak directly to a woman for the purposes of hooking up. Here he is on Mode One: His Wikipedia article reads: When Currie was in his 20s, he developed a reputation for approaching women…

    Value

    Quick Definition: A complex term in the community, that has many forms and variations. The general definition of value is the anything that another provides to improve the subject’s chance of survival and replication. Beyond this, value can mean anything that offers another person good emotions that also ultimately align with things that also increase one’s S&R success. (I.e. Taking drugs to feel ‘good’ is does not…


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