Mystery Method Seduction Knowledge Test
In this latest OAP the guys at Mystery Method create a little test to see how much you know. Worth taking!!!
Seduction IQ Test by The Mystery MethodÂ
The last few OAPs have been pretty popular, with the he said / she said format allowing readers to test and increase their knowledge. This OAP will do something similar, with a couple multiple choice questions. In these questions, there may be more than one right answer, so note ALL of the answers you agree with.
You use an opinion opener on two women sitting together. As soon as you get to the question, one of the women asks â€œare you taking a survey or something?â€
What did you likely do wrong? Remember, more than one answer may apply.
A Nothing. The women are giving you a test to see if you are strong and will hold your ground.
b. You conveyed too much interest in the women before they earned it
c. Your body language and/or your tonality was off
d. You didnâ€™t explain why you were asking the question
Give yourself one point for each of C and D if you chose them. Deduct one point for B if you chose it.
In this case, the woman asked if you were taking a survey. This means that they donâ€™t believe that your question relates to a real situation (C), and/or they perceive you as mechanically asking the question over and over (D).
One solution to the former problem is to include a couple of identifying details that make the situation appear more immediate and less abstract. If the opener is about â€œmy friendâ€, change it to â€œmy friend Markâ€, or, better still â€œmy friend Mark, over there in the red shirtâ€ while pointing either at your friends or at a large crowd of people. If the opener is abstract like â€œWho lies more? Men or women?â€ preface it with a phrase like â€œMy friends and I were just arguing over this and we need your unbiased opinion, soâ€¦â€ This provides a reason for approaching them to ask this question. However, be careful not to go overboard or unduly lengthen your opener.
Another reason you might get this kind of response would be if you delivered the opinion opener as if you actually were taking a survey. Focus on making the opener appear spontaneous and force yourself to be interested in the question you are asking. If you only get this response with specific opinion openers, it probably means that you are bored with them; develop some new ones. Thereâ€™s no reason to be tied to any specific opinion opener; they all generally lead to the same result anyway.
Itâ€™s also covered in Magic Bullets, in Chapter 5 (on Opening) and Chapter 18 (non-verbal communication). If you donâ€™t have Magic Bullets yet, you need it. And thereâ€™s no excuse for not letting it help you here, since Chapter 5 is available for free.
Why is the answer probably not (B)? After all, itâ€™s very easier to convey too much interest in the opener. However, the responses youâ€™ll likely get if you do so are more likely to be along the lines of â€œI have a boyfriendâ€ or â€œweâ€™re just having a conversation here.â€ People who appear to be taking a survey arenâ€™t usually showing a lot of interest in their interviewees.
However, if the woman says â€œare you asking that to every woman here?â€ it might mean that you are conveying too much interest.
Weâ€™re sorting through all of this just by using a womanâ€™s verbal cues to understand what she means and what she is feeling. Thatâ€™s because for this example I am limited by email and the written word. Experienced men will know how a womanâ€™s body language and tonality when she feels that a man is too interested in her too soon differs from her body language and tonality when she doesnâ€™t know why she is being asked a question. This is the sort of the thing that is much easier to teach at our bootcamps
As for (A), the odds are against a â€œtestâ€ delivered in this way this early in a conversation. But itâ€™s not beyond the realm of possibility and weâ€™re being generous with the first question, so donâ€™t deduct any points if you selected (A).
Youâ€™re on a date with Catherine. You drop by a nightclub for a couple of drinks, and she recognizes a promoter/owner/some other man whom she knows. She waves him over and they start talking. They obviously have met before, but donâ€™t seem to have each otherâ€™s contact information yet. What do you do? (More than one answer may apply):
a. Leave them. Go meet other women. Wait for her to come to you.
b. AMOG the guy until he leaves. [AMOG is an acronym for Alpha Male Other Guy. Sometimes we use it as a verb to describe how to make other men look bad in front of women without appearing to do so]
c. Make a mental note not to take women to clubs when youâ€™re on dates with them, unless you have a specific reason in mind.
d. Stay, and act unthreatened.
Deduct one point if you chose (B). AMOG tactics work well to get rid of a man so you can be alone with the woman you want. But they are less effective when the man has an invitation from the woman to be where he is. Going out of your way to make him uncomfortable will just make you look insecure. And the opportunity to be alone with Catherine is probably going to happen soon enough anyway â€“ social rules presumably prohibit most men from spending the night as a â€œthird wheelâ€ on a date.
Give yourself one point if you chose (C). Stay away from clubs on dates unless you have a reason to go to one, e.g., if you are a great dancer. I personally take women on dates to clubs all the time, but I know what Iâ€™m doing and why Iâ€™m taking them there. I take women to clubs where I know a lot of people and can convey to women that I am a man with Status (see chapter 7 of Magic Bullets). Iâ€™m also good at making situational people-watching comments and jokes, I like to have a drink now and then, and clubs can be great places to create sexual energy. I use the last fact to my advantage, since my house is within walking distance of many clubs.
Give yourself one point for (A) only if you have advanced-level talent and know that you can consistently approach women at least as attractive as your date, and generate obvious signs of interest from them within 2-3 minutes. Most men donâ€™t have such skills, unless youâ€™ve been to a bootcamp or have otherwise built outstanding Opening, Transitioning, and Attraction game on your own.
(D) earns you a point if you envisaged yourself taking over the conversation and then taking her away at an early opportunity, and loses you one if you planned to just sit there like a lump while your date gets charmed by someone else right in front of you. The right kind of touching can be highly valuable here, but donâ€™t make it look like you are touching your date because you are feeling threatened by him. Thatâ€™s the smell of blood in the water to another man, and the scent of insecurity to a woman. So try to make it feel organic, and make it so that she is touching you as opposed to vice versa. But you should be doing that anyway. Getting touching right is important â€“ you can read about it in Chapter 15 of Magic Bullets, or get a much more detailed treatment in the Interview Series, Vol 11 on escalation with Sinn and The Don.
Scoring: Keep your score handy, weâ€™ll try to continue this soon. If you have 4 or more points, that says good things about your theoretical knowledge at least on these two subjects. Challenge yourself with advanced TMM theory, and of course make sure that you are putting theory into practice. 2 or 3 points is not bad â€“ reread magic bullets once in a while to . Less than 2? Study up!
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