Re: *Being Direct, real & honest will get you more success than PUA techniq
Being direct is great, and effective. And it is the final objective of this journey. To be confident of what you want, and to tell it directly.
Unfortunately, this is not easy. A master of martial arts will tell you "don't focus too much on the techniques. Just follow your instincts." But these instincts come from experience, and experience comes from... the techniques.
The final objective of this whole thing is in my opinion to actually become direct and honest and all that. "PUA" doesn't mean "a guy who does cheap magic tricks to women", it means "a guy who is able to get the women he wants". So an accomplished PUA will be direct and honest.
But it is something difficult to achieve, and routines and openers and stuff are there to help people move toward their goal. When you analyze them better, you realize that most of the PUA techniques are actually designed to make you come as confident and direct and honest.
negs are something that honest people will say normally. The escalation ladder is what direct people do normally. The way we teach to handle shit tests is what confident people would do, and so on.
I am a very direct and honest person, and I often advocate saying honestly what goes through your mind as a solution to most of your issues. And it works, I get pretty good success. But I realize I reached this through PUA, and trying to apply the techniques, and integrating them to my own personality, improving my own identity and accepting it more, until I became who I am.
So being direct is great, but it is not the opposite of the game, it is its finality.
Seduction is a martial art. Reading books and talking to experts is important, and helpful. But you won't progress unless you go out there and fight.