The Art of Seduction is a hybrid of a psychology textbook and a seduction guide. The author, Robert Greene, dives into the psychology of courting and seduction, as well as the darker psychology of enticing individuals regardless of who is harmed. Not only a guide to sexual seduction, but also a universal guide on seduction in terms of politically, socially, or otherwise.
Seduction is not a game of beauty, but rather a psychological skill that everyone can learn. All that is required is that one views the world from the perspective of a seducer. This book can assist readers in gaining a better understanding of themselves and their relationships. Robert Greene views seduction as both political and social manipulation. Additionally, it may be able to assist people in advancing their careers.
Robert Greene states that there are no rules in the art of seduction and that all a seducer needs to do is figure out what the victim wants and provide it to them. He discusses the hazards of using out-of-date seduction techniques that are only supposed to be effective for a limited time.
Furthermore, he discusses the different types of seductive characters and the strategies employed to seduce them. His novel is based on ten different types of enticing people. The Siren, the Rake, the Ideal Lover, the Dandy, the Natural, the Coquette, the Charmer, the Charismatic, and the Star. He gives an in-depth explanation of the characteristics and requirements for each character.
He teaches how to choose the right victim. Victims are classified according to what they believe is missing in their lives. He teaches how to recognise their personality type and how to provide them with the things they need but can’t get on their own. According to him, seduction is an art, and it requires a lot of thinking and planning before one can perform it properly.
For one’s seduction to work, one must research one’s ‘victim’ and make sure one fully embodies all of their fantasies. Only when the other person agrees to be “trapped” or enter the entanglement is the procedure complete. Every action has reversals, Greene argues, and if one decides to “play the seduction game,” one either wins or loses, just like a game.
The historical framework in which he builds his ideas is another fascinating feature of the book. The Art of Seduction is made all the more compelling by the meticulously planned previous cultural encounters. He discusses how seductions worked in the past and seamlessly adapts it into today’s world. Famous seducers such as Marilyn Monroe, Cleopatra, Casanova, Rodolpho, Errol Flynn, Vicomte de Valmont, and Guglielmi appear in the book at various ages and play the seduction game in a variety of ways.
Cleopatra used seduction to marry two emperors and remained influential in Egyptian and Roman courts throughout her life. The 35th president of the United States, John F. Kennedy, seduced an entire nation and generation of people. Marilyn Monroe stayed at the top of the entertainment industry and used premeditated seductions to keep her directors in line.
The Art of Seduction, by Robert Greene, has to be one of the best seduction books ever written according to PBC. Greene’s explanation of the seduction “game,” from choosing one’s victims to living their every desire, is based mostly on philosophy.
Even though it is mostly about seduction, The Art of Seduction covers a wide range of themes in modern life. The moral dilemma is properly addressed, as the author thoroughly exposes the hazards of all seduction procedures and personalities at the conclusion of each chapter. The book explores the reality of what occurs in modern social contexts.
According to Goodreads the book “The Art of Seduction” is rated 4.01 stars out of 5 stars. These are some reviews on the book:
“Since I started reading The Art of Seduction, I’ve recommended it to just about EVERYONE because everyone seriously needs to read this book. It gave me so much insight into people’s desires and the reasons why we’re attracted to others. I feel like my mind has completely opened up.” – Review from Goodreads
“From a psychological perspective, this book is fascinating. From a moral perspective, this book is horrifying. From a historical perspective, this book is interesting but over embellished. Essentially, this book is a guide on how to emotionally manipulate and use people in the form of seduction. I mainly read it to be better able to analyze myself and other people; to those ends, this book is quite useful. It goes over many different types of seducers and seduction strategies.” – Review from Goodreads
“This book is best used for gaining or building on perspective rather than as a how-to book. It provides some insights into patterns of human behaviour that can be useful far beyond what the title and the marketing image implies.” – Review from Goodreads
“I can’t find the perfect word to convey how awful this book is. It espouses a completely manipulative style of dealing with other people in which they are all prey to be hunted. It’s noxious. I also believe that I know one of the master seducers who is referred to in the book under a pseudonym, which was terrifying in its own right. It’s not about how to do what I would call “seduction.” It’s about how to control, direct, engineer, exploit, manipulate, machinate, maneuver, steer and hunt others ” – Review from Goodreads
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Written by: Shanay
Edited by: Pei Zoe