Originally Posted by Piobaire
Douche of Eternity award winner?
That's the guy right? Like, the original, first guy? His outfit obviously had something to do with it - you dress like that and show some confidence, everyone is going to be impressed, regardless of whether they are likely to bed you or not. I guess kudos to him for applying that logic though.
Originally Posted by tiecollector
I read marketing books and I've only seen season one of the PUA, but all the terms I heard on the show... social proof, IOI, etc are taken from finance and marketing. You're indeed just selling yourself. The marketing books all focus on basic human psychology and have had billions invested over the years to find out how to persuade us.
I should add, what I do know about the source material that spawned The Game
, is that it is well-founded in some very basic but fundamental psychology, including evolutionary psychology, which is bad-ass shit. I respect the originators for understanding that stuff, likely without extensive study. They converged on some of the same understandings as thousands of Ph.Ds around the world.