Featured Book: The Art of Seduction by Robert Greene
Get what you want by manipulating everyone's greatest weakness: the desire for pleasure!
Robert Greene is a masterful writer, this book made open my eyes and start looking beneath the surface of the people in my life and business! My favorite chapter was titled: Pay Attention to Detail. Have you read this book? What were your thoughts? Share your reviews.
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Phase One: Separation--Stirring Interest and Desire
If you haven't read this book, you must pick it up! I can't say I agree with all the principles in the book, but it definitely puts you ahead of the game in dating and relationships. One friend of mine stated that she uses this book in her business dealings! I might mention she is the ONLY black woman to lead a department in her international corporation.
Let's take a look at 3 passage from the book and discuss how they could damage or help a relationship. You can preview the book at Amazon if you haven't read the book, but want to join the conversation. Visit this link to preview the book, much like browse in a bookstore. You can use the search feature on this link to find the topics below. Purchase this book if you want to become a master at seduction! You will be pleasantly surprised at the content.
Choose the Right Victim (page 167) - Everything depends on the target of your seduction. Study your prey thoroughly, and choose only those who will prove susceptible to your charm. The right victims are those for whom you can fill a void, who see in you something exotic. They are often isolated or unhappy, or can be easily be made so--for the completely contented person is almost impossible to seduce. The perfect victim has some quality that inspires strong emotions in you, making your seductive maneuvers seem more natural and dynamic. The perfect victim allows for the perfect chase.
Discussion: What are your thoughts on this passage? Have you ever felt like a "victim" in a relationship? Does needing another person to fill a void really make you a victim?
Enter the Spirit (page 219) - Most people are locked in their own worlds, making them stubborn and hard to persuade. The way to lure them out of their shell and set up your seduction is to enter their spirit. Play by their rules, enjoy what they enjoy, adapt yourself to their moods. In doing so you will stroke their deep-rooted narcissism and lower their defenses. Indulge your targets' every mood and whim, giving them nothing to react against or resist.
Discussion: Can you see through a person who is playing up to you? Is it really worth it to engage in activities you aren't really interested in to satisfy another person?
Confuse Desire and Reality--The Perfect Illusion (295) - To compensate for the difficulties in their lives, people spend a lot of their time daydreaming, imagining a future full of adventure, success, and romance. If you can create the illusion that through you they can live out their dreams, you will have them at your mercy. Aim at secret wishes that have been thwarted or repressed, stirring up uncontrollable emotions, clouding their powers of reason. Lead the seduced to a point of confusion in which they can no longer tell the difference between illusion and reality.
Discussion: What do you take from this passage? Is this honest or healthy in a relationship?
If you have read the book, share with us your favorite passages or comments. Please tell us what page you found the text on and what the title of the chapter.