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The art of seduction : [an indispensible primer on the ultimate form of power]

Author: Robert Greene
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Viking, [2001]. ©2001.
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When raised to the level of art, seduction has toppled empires, won elections, and enslaved great minds . . . What kind of seducer do you want to be? The Siren Everything must dazzle. The Rake Your greatest asset is your (bad) reputation. The Ideal Lover Embody their secret fantasies. The Dandy Stir their repressed desires. The Natural Be spontaneous, make them feel at ease. Seem innocent. The Coquette Always keep  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Greene
ISBN: 9780670891924 0670891924 9780142001196 0142001198 9781861977694 1861977697
OCLC Number: 1011810403
Notes: "A Joost Elffers book".
Description: xxv, 467 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part 1 : the seductive character. The siren --
The rake --
The ideal lover --
The dandy --
The natural --
The coquette --
The charmer --
The charismatic --
The star --
The anti-seducer. Part 2 : the seductive process. Phase one : separation{u2014} stirring interest and desire. Choose the right victim --
Create a false sense of security{u2014} approach directly --
Send mixed signals --
Appear to be an object of desire{u2014} create triangles --
Create a need{u2014} stir anxiety and discontent --
Master the art of insinuation --
Enter their spirit --
Create temptation. Phase two : lead astray{u2014} creating pleasure and confusion. Keep them in suspense{u2014} 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{u2014} the perfect illusion --
Isolate the victim. Phase three : the precipice{u2014} deepening the effect through extreme measures. Prove yourself --
Effect a regression --
Stir up the transgressive and taboo --
Use spiritual lures --
Mix pleasure with pain --
Give them space to fall{u2014} the pursuer is pursued --
Use physical lures --
Master the art of the bold move --
Beware the aftereffects.
Responsibility: Robert Greene.

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When raised to the level of art, seduction has toppled empires, won elections, and enslaved great minds . . . What kind of seducer do you want to be? The Siren Everything must dazzle. The Rake Your greatest asset is your (bad) reputation. The Ideal Lover Embody their secret fantasies. The Dandy Stir their repressed desires. The Natural Be spontaneous, make them feel at ease. Seem innocent. The Coquette Always keep them wanting more. Be a lease. The Charmer Flattery will get you everywhere. The Charismatic Radiate intensity, mystery, detachment. The Star When all else fails, be worshipped.

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