(Barnum Statements Are Also Known As Assimilation Bias Or The Self Reference Phenomenon)
If you’ve heard of “Barnum Statements” and have been wondering what they’re about – you’re in the right place. In this guide, you’ll learn how to induce the “Barnum Effect” inside a woman’s mind.
Before we do that, let’s do a quick mental experiment with me.
Think about your personality. Your true character. What’s it like?
I’m going to take a wild shot here in describing your character, so here we go.
I’d guess that some of the time you’re quite outgoing and sociable. Yet, at other times, you prefer time alone… you know, just to contemplate things.
You don’t like being told what to think, and you naturally question things.
You also like to think that variety is the spice of life. And yet sometimes you also like some consistency in your everyday routine.
OK, now for the moment of truth…
…how close was I?
Was I more or less spot-on with my character assessment? Did that sum you up pretty well?
If you’re nodding right now, you may be asking yourself what just happened.
How can a complete stranger understand my personality? Especially someone I’ve never even met in the flesh?! Perhaps he’s psychic or something?
I’m not convinced psychic abilities exist. I’ve seen too much evidence that debunks psychic-ism quite effectively.
Yes, including the pseudo art of ‘mind-reading’.
In fact, that’s what this guide is all about. You’ll be making a woman think that you’re her soul mate by making her think that you can read her mind.
Is this deceitful?
Of course it is! (In fact, what I am going to show you in this article is what’s commonly accepted as the most manipulative persuasion technique in the world… no joke.)
But let me ask you…
You think that you can win at love without having to resort to deceit and deception?
I got news for you… the answer’s No.
The truth is that if you want to win in the game of dating women – being manipulative is not a choice at all. In fact, having Dark Triad personality traits is an advantage, and will put you far ahead in the game.
Table of Contents
- 1 (Barnum Statements Are Also Known As Assimilation Bias Or The Self Reference Phenomenon)
- 2 Rainbow Ruse: The Truth About “Mind Reading”
- 3 It All Started With An Off-The-Mill Psychology Experiment…
- 4 How To Use The “Barnum Effect” To Seduce Women
- 5 So… How Greedy Are You?
- 6 Foundations Of Barnum Statements: Common Psychology Traits
- 7 How To “Fake” Deep Emotional Connection With Women
- 8 Online Mind Control Masterclass (Click Here)
Rainbow Ruse: The Truth About “Mind Reading”
For centuries, people who had a magical gift for “mind reading” had been known to be rather… secretive.
Simple, really. It’s because of these two reasons:
- It gave them power over others. Using their “mind reading” skills, they could build rapport with others quickly. This then enabled them to further manipulate those whom they had built rapport with… for money, and for fame.
- If they were exposed, they could leave themselves open to prosecution or even execution. Why? Well, people see “mind reading” as sacrilegious, even satanic… it’s the ultimate “black art” of the occult.
The truth is that you don’t have to do a deal with the devil to “read minds”! We’ll show you how to do that in this article shortly, so keep reading.
Believe it or not, even today, many would believe that ‘reading’ people is down to psychic ability.
Funny how we tend to give supernatural explanations to things we don’t understand… even in this ‘enlightened’ age!
So, no, there’s no special powers to read a woman’s mind.
However, if you know the techniques that I am going to share with you next, you can then do the following:
You can get women to reveal certain things to you, which you can then use to exploit and manipulate her.
Continue reading to find out how you can do just that, and more…
It All Started With An Off-The-Mill Psychology Experiment…
Bertram R Forer was a celebrated behavioral psychologist back in the 1940’s.
Ol’ Bertie loved a good experiment. So, one fine day he got 39 students together and gave them a personality test.
Some weeks later he provided them each with a profile. He didn’t tell them they’d all been given the same personality profile.
They thought the profiles were individualized based on the personality test. Fools.
In fact, Forer, the old rogue, had copied most of the profile’s content from an astrology book!
And that’s not all…
He then asked them to check how accurate they thought their ‘individual’ profiles were. The results were astonishing…
They gave a score of 4.3 out of 5 on average, which equates to a whopping 85.2% satisfaction rate.
Let that sink in for a minute…
- Forer gave the kids some fake “personality test”.
- He then gave them the SAME cookie cutter personality profile. (These were plagiarized from some kooky astrology book, no less.)
- An overwhelming majority identified with the profile completely.
They felt almost as if Forer had ‘read’ their personality dead-on.
Mind blowing, right?
So, what do you think had happened?
Had they all suffered from mass delusion?
Did Forer use Jedi mind tricks to get them to agree with the personality profile?
Were they all just fucking gullible?
No, no and hell, no.
The truth of the matter is this:
The test subjects were ready and willing to accept generalized descriptions of their personality… as long as they would fit into their world view and belief system.
This experiment led to the following conclusion:
People will believe that certain vague statements fit their personality… if they are vague enough.
And this is how you can make this insight work for you (when you want to build rapport with a woman):
When you phrase the statements in a certain (vague-ish) way, women will positively wish for them to be the truth.
That’s not all…
This desire (to wish for a belief or assertion to be true) is so powerful that their subconscious mind will override any doubt they have… and make them believe it to be 100% true.
Exciting, isn’t it?
Never, ever underestimate the capacity of the female mind for self-delusion! 🙂
How To Use The “Barnum Effect” To Seduce Women
What Forer had discovered was indeed pretty amazing.
Simply, it was the holy grail of persuasion, influence… and seduction.
Forer had called the phenomenon “Barnum Effect”. He had named it after the world-renowned circus entertainer and fraudster, PT Barnum.
Barnum himself was a legend in his own right.
If you’re familiar with Barnum, you’ll know that he practically manipulated his way to riches, fame and influence. It’s true.
How did he do that? By using his innate understanding of human psychology.
No mean feat, given that he was an illiterate man. Oh, and he was ugly as fuck.
His only “edge” was that he intuitively understood how to induce the ‘Barnum Effect’ in people.
Old Barnum had used this technique for monetary and status gain… but here’s the $64,000 question –
Can you use the same technique to manipulate women?
You bet! And I’m going to show you how to do exactly that next… so keep reading, alright?
So… How Greedy Are You?
With the Barnum Effect, you’ll be able to turn even the most attractive women (we’re talking 10’s here) to putty in your hands.
And guess what? It won’t matter if you look like Penguin’s ass (like Barnum), or if you’re a crack smoking bum sleeping under the bridge. The Barnum technique will work.
The truth is that your success with women will only be limited by how fucking greedy you are.
Let’s slow down for a minute though…
Before we take a look at the seductive power of the Barnum Statements, let’s find out why they work on women.
The number one reason is that women think that they’re special snowflakes.
In other words, a woman wants to feel that she is unique. One of a kind. You know, a special creation.
The typical woman like to view herself as being paragons of virtue…
Honest, polite, rational, level-headed, patient, etc.
She also likes to see herself as talented or gifted.
Here’s some shocking news…
A woman’s modesty is often false.
Deep down she wants others to see how great she is and to praise her highly.
This is often accompanied by a feeling that ‘if only the world would recognize our talents.’
And guess what?
If you appear to be “appreciative” of her talents then you’ll suddenly occupy that very special position in her heart.
Makes sense, right?
Foundations Of Barnum Statements: Common Psychology Traits
Answer these questions for me:
- Do you sometimes put things off?
- Do you find failure to be unpleasant?
- Have you ever fallen out with a family member?
- Are you sometimes slow to admit when you’re wrong?
- Have you ever felt insecure?
Chances are you answered ‘yes’ to at least one of those questions. For most people, it will be more than one. Or maybe all.
Unless you’re a cyborg, you would have experienced them at some time or another.
Here’s the thing: these are “truisms” that apply to almost everyone. You can say that they are pretty much universal!
Mentalists, astrologers, psychics, palm readers have used these “truisms” for their benefit…
And now’s the time for you to use them to your advantage… to dominate and control women!
Before you continue, though, I gotta warn you…
Because of its nature, Barnum Statements can indeed be abused for malicious purposes.
So, I’m assuming the best of you, and you’re going to use this technique for good, not for evil.
Next, you’ll learn how to “fake” a deep emotional connection with a woman – using nothing but Barnum Statements and psychological manipulation techniques.
How To “Fake” Deep Emotional Connection With Women
Anyone who understands women knows this:
Women prize emotions and “intuition” above all else.
As you should already know, this makes women more susceptible to the Barnum Effect.
To seduce a woman, you simply need to make her believe that you have a deep emotional bond with her.
You’ll want her to think that you understand her completely.
So how do you get her to feel that way?
You guessed it – by using Barnum Statements on her.
Get ready to take your dating into overdrive!
Barnum Statements – How To Use Them On Women
It’s nothing short of miraculous the way a woman will fall for you when you tell her what she wants to hear.
When you do this right, she will trust you completely. Believe me!
She will give you access to her innermost feelings and open her heart to you.
And this, my friend, is the crux of the Barnum Effect – it will get her to trust you wholeheartedly.
(And when you’ve gotten her to trust you, then you can manipulate her…)
And she won’t have any idea how you’ve done it. She’ll just think you’re on exactly the same emotional level as her.
Or, in women-speak, you’re her “soul mate”.
OK, now let’s look at how you can use Barnum Statements based on a couple of proven techniques…
Technique #1: Observation
To deliver a punchy Barnum Statement, you’ve got to WATCH her. Closely.
Sounds creepy, but it isn’t. Trust me. 🙂
Practice your observation skills.
You know, observe things like her age, social status, ethnicity, make-up, amount and type of jewelry, body language, general demeanor, posture…
All these characteristics will give you a few clues about her character, and what’s important to her.
Pay particular attention to age. This can tell you what stage she’s likely to be at in her life (and her corresponding priorities) –
- 20-30: Likely to be either a carefree party animal or maybe even beginning to settle down.
- 31-40: Looking for her perfect partner or regretting not having (enough) fun in her 20’s.
- 41+: Looking for a true, long-term companion. Or, she might be divorced or separated from a long-term relationship. Could be rediscovering herself after years of domestic life.
Technique #2: The Pollyanna Principle
The Pollyanna Principle illustrates an important phenomenon about women:
They will always accept positive statements about themselves. Correspondingly, they will always reject negative statements about themselves.
Does this surprise you? I sure hope not!
Research has shown this to be true… even when the positive statements are FALSE!
Yes, you read that right. Women will accept and agree with positive statements even if they are completely false.
And correspondingly, women reject negative statements (even if they are true).
So here’s the two main rules to obey when crafting a Barnum Statement:
- Pepper your conversations with positive statements (even if they are false).
- Avoid negative statements (even if they are true).
For instance, you could say to a loud, arrogant woman you’ve got your eye on:
“You seem like a confident, strong-willed person. You know, someone that knows her own mind and is a beautiful force of nature.”
Technique #3: Congruency
Simply put: you’ve got to sound 100% convincing.
To sound convincing, you’ve got to BE convincing. You gotta first convince yourself that everything you say is 100% true.
Some people refer to this as Congruency. If you believe in what you’re saying you’ll give off a confident, trustworthy vibe.
Here’s something to keep in mind though…
Barnum Statements are NOT universally foolproof.
There could be instances where the Barnum Statement doesn’t register well with her.
So where’s what to do when she disagrees with a Barnum Statement:
Move on to the next Barnum Statement quickly.
Don’t explain yourself. Just keep plowing!
Technique #4: The Build-Up
Delivering Barnum Statements can be like doing standup comedy at times.
And like comedy, the “Build-Up” is important.
A comedian will never go straight into a punchline.
Correspondingly, you shouldn’t go straight to the Barnum Statement.
If you start everything by saying “You’re this” and “You’re that” you’ll sound pretty weird in no time at all.
Here’s what to do: start with a short lead-in.
For example, say:
- “I couldn’t help but notice that you’re…”
- “I’m a pretty good judge of character, and I think you’re…”
- “I’d love to talk to you as you seem like the kind of person who….”
Technique #5: Avoid Absolutes
Pro-tip: never phrase your statements as an absolute fact.
This means that you should avoid using “absolutes” – you know, phrases like these: always, entirely, every time, never, etc.
Instead, use words that can she can interpret in different ways, such as:
- now and then
- at times
For example, you shouldn’t say:
“I think you’re always the type of person that helps everyone out.”
Instead, say something like:
“I think you’re often the one who helps people out.”
You’ll find the woman to be more agreeable if you’re not being absolute.
Technique #6: The Feedback Loop
When you’re delivering your Barnum Statements, do this:
Make sure you pause for three or four seconds in between Statements.
This has two main benefits:
- You’ll get to observe her for non-verbal cues to see if you’re hitting the right notes. Carefully watch her body language; it’s more revealing that one she actually says.
- You’ll give her the chance to keep talking if you hit a “hot” spot. Remember… if a woman takes over a conversation then there’s a good chance that she’ll just talk herself into falling in love with you!
By maintaining a Feedback Loop, you’ll be able to craft more hard-hitting Barnum Statements on the fly. 🙂
Technique #7: Fractionation
If there’s one thing that you can do to turbocharge your Barnum Statements to the next level, then it’s this: get her to fractionate.
Make no mistake… Barnum Effect + Fractionation is a killer combo!
If you’re not familiar with Fractionation, then here’s what you need to know –
It’s a Mind Control technique which you use to put a woman through an emotional roller coaster. By making her feel both sadness and happiness in a short period of time repeatedly, you’ll get her to be emotionally addicted to you.
(Notably, Fractionation is also the technique used in Hollywood movies and romance novels which make them so addictive to women.)
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