Art of Seduction Summary
The art of seduction by Robert Greene is teaching you to seduce someone or anyone not only on physical level, but also on philosophical and psychological level. The book is like a manuscript packed with knowledge about how to seduce an individual or a mass, but espouses a completely manipulative style of dealing with other people in which they are all prey to be hunted.
This book actually is an eye opener for me, with all the diverse historical and literary references, you can get a wealth of fascinating information, but personally for me, since I am not a manipulative person at all, it actually pretty hard for me to adopt those knowledge into real life situations. Practice is a key perhaps for everything, probably that’s what I should do.
This book is a guide on how to emotionally manipulate and use people in the form of seduction, but at the same time, psychologically it also help to analyze yourself and other people. Overall, this book is quite useful, but as a straightforward and too honest person like myself, it’s so hard to use those seductive strategies and tips. If you follow the steps in this book, though, you’re essentially becoming a heartless, calculating manipulator, but if you can use the book in a positive way as finding your personal qualities and embellishing them for more charm and social power for yourself, also learn some of the psychology behind romance and seduction.
The following are the knowledge I learned and I put below to share with everyone:
- Make your target the center of attention — Charmers fade into the background; their targets become the subject of their interest. To be a Charmer you have to learn to listen and observe. Let your target talk, revealing themselves in the process. On the mass level, make gestures of self-sacrifice to show the public that you share their pain and are working in their interest, self-interest being the public form of egotism.
- Be a source of pleasure — No one wants to hear about your problems and troubles. Listen to your targets’ complaints, but more important, distract them from their problems by giving them pleasure. Being lighthearted and fun is always more charming than being serious and critical.
- Bring antagonism into harmony — The Charmer knows how to smooth out conflict. Never stir up antagonisms that will prove immune to your charm. In the face of those who are aggressive, retreat, let them have their little victories. Yielding and indulgence will charm the fight out of any potential enemies. Never criticize people overtly — that will make them insecure, and resistant to change. Plant ideas, insinuate suggestions. Charmed by your diplomatic skills, people will not notice your growing power.
- Lull your victims into ease and comfort.
- To turn your targets’ interest into something deeper, into desire, you must make them see you as a person whom others cherish and covet.
The Seductive Process
- Choose the Right Victim
- Create a False Sense of Security — Approach Indirectly
- Send Mixed Signals
- Appear to Be an Object of Desire — Create Triangles
- Create a Need — Stir Anxiety and Discontent
- Master the Art of Insinuation
- Enter Their Spirit
- Create Temptation
- Keep Them in Suspense — What Comes Next?
- Use the Demonic Power of Words to Sow Confusion
- Pay Attention to Detail
- Poeticize Your Presence
- Disarm Through Strategic Weakness and Vulnerability
- Confuse Desire and reality — The Perfect Illusion
- Isolate the Victim
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