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The Art of Seduction by Robert Greene: Book Summary

About the Book (The Art of Seduction)

When raised to the level of art, seduction, an indirect and subtle form of power, has toppled empires, won elections and enslaved great minds. Immerse yourself in the twenty-four maneuvers and strategies of the seductive process, the ritual by which a seducer gains mastery over his target. Understand how to “Poeticize Your Presence,” “Keep them in Suspense – What Comes Next” and “Master the Art of the Bold Move”. Every bit as essential as The 48 Laws of PowerThe Art of Seduction is an indispensable primer of persuasion that reveals one of history’s greatest weapons and the ultimate form of power.

Book Summary (The Art of Seduction)

  • Seduction is a game of psychology, not beauty, and it is within the grasp of any person to become a master at the game. All that is required is that you look at the world differently, through the eyes of a seducer.
  • Your greatest power in seduction is your ability to turn away, to make others come after you, delaying their satisfaction.
  • Seducers take pleasure in performing and are not weighed down by their identity, or by some need to be themselves or to be natural.
  • What will seduce a person is an effort we expend on their behalf, showing how much we care, how much they are worth.
  • Every seduction has two elements that you must analyze and understand: first, yourself and what is seductive about you; and second, your target and the actions that will penetrate their defenses and create surrender.
  • Most of us feel trapped within the limited roles that the world expects us to play. We are instantly attracted to those who are more fluid, more ambiguous than we are— those who create their own persona.
  • If no obstacles face you, you must create them. Seduction requires obstacle.
  • Low self-esteem repels, confidence and self-sufficiency attract. The less you seem to need other people, the more likely others will be drawn to you.
  • Anti-Seducers (those who repel) come in many shapes and kinds, but almost all of them share a single attribute, the source of their repellence: insecurity.
  • People are always susceptible to being seduced, because in fact everyone lacks a sense of completeness, feels something missing deep inside. Bring their doubts and anxieties to the surface and they can be led and lured to follow you.
  • Play by their rules, enjoy what they enjoy, adapt yourself to their moods. In doing so you will stroke their deep-rooted narcissism and lower their defenses.
  • Find that childhood insecurity, that lack in their life, and you hold the key to tempting them. Their weakness may be greed, vanity, boredom, some deeply repressed desire, a hunger for forbidden fruit. They signal it in little details that elude their conscious control: their style of clothing, an offhand comment.
  • Behave in a way that leaves them wondering, What are you up to? Doing something they do not expect from you will give them a delightful sense of spontaneity— they will not be able to foresee what comes next.
  • There is no possible way to seduce without creating some kind of fantasy and poeticization.
  • If any physical attribute is crucial in seduction, it is the eyes. They reveal excitement, tension, detachment, without a word being spoken.

The book has so so many amazing points. I have tried my best to pick up the best of the best.

For more, you have to read the book yourself.

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P.S. This is my book summary of “The Art of Seduction”. These points could be direct quotes from the book, and/or my thoughts and interpretation of those lines. Importantly, this write-up is dedicated to the key points from this book.

About the Author of The Art of Seduction

Robert Greene, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The 48 Laws of PowerThe 33 Strategies of WarThe Art of SeductionMastery, and The Laws of Human Nature, is an internationally renowned expert on power strategies. He lives in Los Angeles.


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