The PUA identifies 4 main forms of communication, which can be verbal or nonverbal:
An IOI is an Indicator of Interest. The man is enjoying the woman's company, or vice versa. An IOI can be verbal or nonverbal and include:
Shit tests (look like IOD's but are IOIs)
Attempts to qualify
Pinging occurs when you throw out an IOI such as an opinion opener. The pang is the target?s internal emotional response to your ping. Her pong is her external response which can either be an IOI (answers your opener honestly) or an IOD (looks at you like you're nuts and turns back to her friend).
An IOD is an Indicator of Disinterest and may include false time constraint, a neg, or a change in BL that reflects this disinterest. This can be used as your response to when the set throws you an IOD. It can take the form of a body rock out of the set at an emotional peak/dhv spike in the convo (after they laugh from a punchline) to take away the good feelings and make them chase you for more. IOD's should be calibrated with an IOI before or afterwards. For example, neg and then tell her you love her and give her a hug. A long pause waiting to see if the target will pick up the convo is an IOD compliance test (restarting the convo is her IOI pong, versus her turning away and talking to a friend is her IOD pong).
DHV and DLV
DHV (Demonstration of Higher Value) should impress the target without seeming try-hard or bragging. A good storyteller has innate DHV qualities if he can captivate, emote and take the audience on an emotional ride. In addition, he can spike the story with more DHV points that hit attraction switches. A guy who is telling jokes and seeking approval, or obviously ?performing? is called a dancing monkey. This is a DLV (Demonstration of Lower Value) and should be avoided. Confidence is a DHV, but being bold or bragging is a DLV.
The four main ways to DLV (Demonstration of Lower Value) are:
1. Convey nervousness.
2. Convey neediness.
3. Try too hard to gain approval.
4. Try too hard to convey value.