Seduction has applications far beyond its sexual context. To be a Knight of Seduction, train yourself to attract. Study and learn… the ways of the 9 types of seducers. Become or beware.
1. The Siren
The ultimate “male/female fantasy” because they let you escape the limits of daily existence. The Siren “lures” you closer. They are always sexual, but even more important, they are very special. Sirens draws you to pursue them, and offer danger along with desire. Sirens dress to heighten their appearance, to be alluring in every way.
2. The Rake
Rakes go ALL out for you. Your resistance only feeds the flames of their desires. Rakes will flaunt their bad side just so you will want to reform them. The Rake will spills seductive words, trying to overwhelm your ears as the Siren overwhelms your eyes.
3. The Ideal Lover
The “manipulative” Lover, knows your dream of how the world could and should be, and then creates the sense that it is all still possible. The Ideal Lover will probe your inner thoughts to see what you most crave, and then becomes it.
4. The Dandy
Dandies sport wonderful clothes, drawing your eyes with skilled presentation and precise timing. Dandies dress so well that you will likely forgive them for breaking the rules, as they do regularly. Dandies openly live for pleasure, ignoring social strictures. Dandies of both sexes may show flashes of the other gender, perhaps tapping the hidden bisexual desires that Freud said resides within everyone.
5. The Natural
Compared to a Dandy who flaunts excess with laborious self-presentation, the Natural is like a child or an untamed beast. Naturals represent innocence, so when you meet them, you find yourself wanting to help. Naturals may also be playful and attract their targets by acting as if they never learned restraint.
6. The Coquette
The Coquette is a tease, and seems completely self-centered. The Coquette will draw you in by withdrawing, until you end up crying out in desire. Need makes people vulnerable to Coquettes, for they need no one. Coquettes are enough in themselves. This self-sufficiency and selfishness draw your attention, and keepsyou off-balance and in pursuit.
7. The Charmer
Charmers work their will over you like magic. A Charmer focuses on you with full attention, offering pleasure, pleasantness and flattery. Charmers exude comfort and establish an atmosphere of safety. With a Charmer, you will feels no pain or loss. The Charmer is always useful, and more.
8. The Charismatic
Charismatics operate on a higher level of energy than you. A Charismatic can generate an intense erotic charge that blends with mystery, a sense of mission, smooth and eloquent speech, and a heightened theatrical presence. The Charismatic builds a larger-than-life persona. Charismatics can and will reach into moral and spiritual realms as a saint, mystic or visionary. This allows them to be very seductive, because it seems to offer access to higher realms.
9. The Star
The Star embodies a type, a social idea, or someone made into an object of admiration, transformed by an onslaught of attention. Think of a movie star or music idols. Stars will seduce you by being like the movie screen: blank spaces upon which others project their fantasies. People can see a Star as whomever they want the Star to be, and Stars become whichever seducer they decide to portray.
“What you are after as a seducer is the ability to move people in the direction you want them to go.”
April 1, 2004
Robert Greene is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The 48 Laws of Power, The Art of Seduction, The 33 Strategies of War, and The 50th Law. His highly anticipated fifth book, Mastery, examines the lives of great historical figures such as Charles Darwin, Mozart, Paul Graham and Henry Ford and distills the traits and universal ingredients that made them masters. In addition to having a strong following within the business world and a deep following in Washington, DC, Greene’s books are hailed by everyone from war historians to the biggest musicians in the industry (including Jay-Z and 50 Cent).
Greene attended U.C. Berkeley and the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where he received a degree in classical studies. He currently lives in Los Angeles.