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Robert Greene is the creator of the Seduction styles, but I, Alyssa Sharpe, discovered the algorithm for the Genius Patterns within the Ascension system that align perfectly.

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The Art of Seduction (2001) is the second book by American author Robert Greene. The book examines social power through the lens of seduction and was an international bestseller.


The book profiles nine types of seducers (with an additional profile for an “anti-seducer”) and eighteen types of victims. Greene uses examples from historical figures such as CleopatraGiacomo CasanovaDuke Ellington and John F. Kennedy to support the psychology behind seductionThe book contains 24 seduction techniques. Greene saw The Art of Seduction as the logical follow-up to The 48 Laws of Power since seduction is “about power and manipulation as much as it is about romance, about how to make someone fall under your spell.”

The 9 types of seducers

The Siren

The Siren is of highly charged traditionally-feminine energy and tends to attract those of a completely opposite, traditionally-masculine energy. Whether or not you identify as male, female or neither, you’ll tend to be attracted to a Siren when you show characters on the extremes of traditionally-male behaviour. For example, when you show rigidity, high responsibility, almost a coldness and the need for control in things, the Siren is your opposite. The Siren plays on society’s oppression of your inner desire for personal pleasure and play, most notably through your senses.

The siren is the person who represents adventure and change. They develop their persona and charm on the premise that their partner is always looking for a variety of experiences and they present those experiences to their partner. The Siren’s charm lies in an almost theatrical and sensually pleasing visual experience which they create through elaborate attire and an air of seduction. The Siren harnesses feminine energy–if they are men they harness women, if they are women, they harness themselves–they are often coy, glamorous, regal, and gravitate toward a life of leisure and comfort. They have an instant effect on their partner due to their inherent sex appeal, which lies in their calm, unhurried demeanor and dazzling appearance. Sirens have an almost dangerous quality. They make their partners pursue them and tend to stay slightly out of reach.

SYMBOL: Water. The song of the Siren is liquid and enticing, and the Siren is fluid and ungraspable. Like the sea, the Siren lures you with the promise of infinite adventure and pleasure. Forgetting past and future, we follow them far out to sea, where we drown.

To tackle and grow maturely with a Siren:

  1. Do not let your character suffer.
  2. Keep an open understanding of what you plan to do with your life.
  3. Never forget your life plan and do not let yourself be distracted for minimal pleasure.
  4. You have so much love to offer the world, do not stunt your talents.

The Rake

The Rake is a seducer who catches their target’s fancy by incessantly pursuing them. Just like the siren has an effect on us due to their physical presence, a rake has an effect on women and men due to their ability to show an ardent devotion to their partner. We are attracted to them because they seem to be madly in love with us. They show no hesitation or reluctance, and unabashedly admits their weakness when in our presence, hence making every person’s dream come true. They are an expert at using words and language to show their devotion. Like the Siren, the Rake also keeps a part of their personality hidden, creating a sense of danger and thrill. They also have a reputation of being a ladies man, or man’s lady, and being reckless in love, but they never downplay or hide their notoriety. Instead they use it to their advantage to generate interest among men and women.

The Rake is guided by his enflamed passion for you at the expense of others, and gives you the thrill of hot romance. Where the Siren attracts with visual sensuality, the Rake attracts with linguistic sensuality. The Rake is a master of language, communicative influence, and poetic verbiage. Often times, we may know we aren’t going anywhere mature with a Rake, but that’s what makes them so attractive. They are the heat of the moment and give us some texture in our dull lives.

SYMBOL: Fire. The Rake burns with a desire that inflames the object they are seducing. It is extreme, uncontrollable, and dangerous. The Rake may end in hell, but the flames surrounding him often make him seem that much more desirable to everyone.

To tackle and grow maturely with a Rake:

  1. Do not let your character suffer.
  2. Let them know of your life plans, and hold them accountable if they hold you back.
  3. Do not let yourself be hypnotized by their current words of pleasure. Keep track of their actions.
  4. You have so much love to offer the world, do not stunt your talents.

The Ideal Lover

The Ideal Lover comes to us from our childhood dreams, or rather our lost dreams. They are the ones that bring a hopeless fantasy to life with their ability to mirror the ideals we once had as  innocent happy-go-lucky children, but have lost to grey world. They are highly astute at understanding our deepest desires and definitions of affection and bring them to fruition.

They represent a fantasy lover who makes the beloved feel lofty and great.  Casanova is historically considered the most successful seducer. He made himself irresistible to women by giving them what seemed missing in their lives. He used careful observation to determine a woman’s needs and presented himself as the epitome of what she desired.  We see a filling of a forgotten desire in them, with them, and through them. Often a chivalrous knight or a motherly damsel, or something completely different, they come to the rescue out of nowhere with a romanticized but real idea of love.

SYMBOL: The Portrait Painter. Under his eye, all of your physical imperfections disappear. He brings out noble qualities in you, frames you in a myth, makes you godlike, immortalizes you. For his ability to create such fantasies, he is rewarded with great power. -Smriti

To tackle and grow maturely with an Ideal Lover:

  1. Allow for their hope and ideas of growth, but also keep a firm grounding on reality.
  2. Keep open communication for your life plans.
  3. Remember they are only human and are not godlike myths – be cautious with their proposals and plans.
  4. You have so much love to offer the world, do not stunt your talents.

The Dandy

A dandy is the kind of seducer who offers the kind of forbidden freedom that most people can only dream of but never hope to achieve. A dandy is essentially a radical who doesn’t conform to tradition and often rely on insolence to attract the opposite sex. Dandies can be both male and female. A male dandy is not an aggressive male seducer but rather a sophisticated and graceful one. Where a male dandy dresses with an almost feminine appeal and attention to detail, a woman dandy has masculine qualities in her appearance and attire.

They attract the traditionally-male with psychologically masculine traits, and they attract the traditionally-female with psychologically feminine traits. They tear down the labels that society has put on sexuality and they play in all spaces. We’re attracted to Dandies for their ambiguous and obscure personas, and their freedom to break prejudice sexual behavioral roles.

Since humans are a social creature, our societies will always tend towards a general acceptance of values in order to keep everyone in place. Dandies defy this and let themselves explore multiple perspectives, especially those perspectives that are not accepted by society.

SYMBOL: The Orchid. Its shape and color oddly suggest both sexes, its odor is sweet and decadent—it is a tropical flower of evil. Delicate and highly cultivated, it is prized for its rarity; it is unlike any other flower.

To tackle and grow maturely with a Dandy:

  1. Take inspiration from their free-spiritedness, but do not forget your responsibilities and the others you need.
  2. As you share similar fields of interest, do not deliberately try to outshine each other. It’s not a competition.
  3. Do not let yourself be swayed by their indifference or unconcern for others. Always treat others respectfully.
  4. You have so much love to offer the world, do not stunt your talents.

The Natural

Many people consider childhood as the golden age, by that acquiring a sense of having lost that time of thoughtless memory allowing all the more precious and desired moreover self remain. The Natural seducer is the one who has somehow retained the childhood traits. They have an innocent quality about them which makes them irresistible. Like a child they are impish, vulnerable and defenseless, open and spontaneous. They make their audience lower their guards, because they appear so guileless and fresh. People are attracted to them because they represent a refreshing experience in contrast to the daily seriousness of adult life. Though the Naturals present a child-like quality, they also bring the wisdom of adulthood and combine these two together to create an irresistible charm.

They portray what both Kubrick and Freud would describe as ‘uncanny’. Familiar yet strange. The Natural brings into their persona a sense of youthfulness in an adult body, drawing those that long for the times of no responsibilities, harmlessness, and naive spontaneity.  They draw out sympathy in us through their subconscious actions of needing protection. They probably won’t say it outright or explicitly ask you for motherly/fatherly-ness, but it’s their openness for affection and protection that draws us so close and dear.

SYMBOL: The Lamb. So soft and endearing. At two days old the lamb can gambol gracefully; within a week it is playing “Follow the Leader.” Its weakness is part of its charm. The Lamb is pure innocence, so innocent we want to possess it, even devour it.

To tackle and grow maturely with a Natural:

  1. Treat life with a light heart, but keep yourselves aware of your responsibilities as growing individuals.
  2. Do not take the role of mother/father and child. Set your boundaries and expectations for one another.
  3. Find “adult things” to do and enjoy together. Don’t rely on childhood memories to bring joy.
  4. You have so much love to offer the world, do not stunt your talents.

The Coquette

The Coquette is the kind of seducer who leads a person on without offering instant gratification. Their modus operandi is to delay satisfaction alternating between unexplained warmth and coldness so that the victim stays in a state of anticipation not knowing what is coming next. They play on the human psychology knowing that anything that is easily available to humans is not necessarily valued. Hence, they create a persona of being unavailable and this generates excitement in their audience. Coquettes are somewhat narcissistic as well and have no qualms in making their victims pursue them relentlessly. They tease us. This may seem like an obvious unattractive trait, but the reason they spark any sort of infatuation is because of their ability to plant a seed of desire in our minds that continues to grow without them needing to be there. Consciously or subconsciously, they’ve come to understand what we desire, and insinuate that they are the solution to our desires — all without being present.

They attract you with hopeful words or sensual maneuvers and then step back and distance themselves from you. They entice you and frustrate you at the same time, and we’re attracted to this because of our human nature to want what we can’t have.

SYMBOL: The Shadow. It cannot be grasped. Chase your shadow and it will flee; turn your back on it and it will follow you. It is also a person’s dark side, the thing that makes them mysterious. After they have given us pleasure, the shadow of their withdrawal makes us yearn for their return, much as clouds make us yearn for the sun.

To tackle and grow maturely with a Coquette:

  1. Set the expectations. Right from the start. If you’re willing to play hot and cold, let them know and let yourself know.
  2. Do not fall for their words or small acts of compassion — keep a general tally of how reliable they act
  3. Keep a firm grasp of your needs and never settle.
  4. You have so much love to offer the world, do not stunt your talents.

The Charmer

Charmers are those who seduce by making their targets the center of attention. They don’t highlight their own selves, but rather their entire focus is on bringing comfort and pleasure to their targets. They avoid all sorts of conflict and appeal to a person’s vanity by making them talk about themselves. They watch and observe allowing their targets to open up completely. Once they know their weaknesses, they use that information to give them what they want. This allows them to have a complete hold on their targets.

The Charmer has almost a devilish smile you’re willing to swoon over. The word “charm” comes from the Latin “carmen” –a song or a chant that is synonymous with a magic spell. To charm is to literally cast a spell on another. The way that they do this, and the reasons we fall for them, is because they understand 3 fundamental laws of human nature: The law of narcissism, the law of defensiveness, and the law of grandiosity. It’s our egos that they stroke, our vanity emotional walls that they align with, and our self-esteem that they praise.

SYMBOL: The Mirror. Your spirit holds a mirror up to others. When they see you they see themselves: their values, their tastes, even their flaws. Their lifelong love affair with their own image is comfortable and hypnotic; so feed it. No one ever sees what is behind the mirror.

To tackle and grow maturely with a Charmer:

  1. Set expectations for what you two are looking for. Don’t expect they’ll be able to love you unconditionally.
  2. Do not fully rely on them for your complete happiness – they can only give so much and you need to keep self-reliance
  3. Thoughts of being “too good to be true” could lead you to suspicion, but don’t let this hinder your ability to love
  4. You have so much love to offer the world, do not stunt your talents.

The Charismatic

Charismatic seducers are inherently exciting because they come across as self sufficient and self driven. They represent the kind of personality that most people want to see themselves as. They might be great orators, public figures, visionaries or leaders. People might look towards them to alleviate their sufferings or to save them. They use their powerful personalities and their way with words to sway emotions and to stir up change. Some charismatic figures are able to seduce by creating contradictions within their personalities e.g. cruelty and kindness, power and vulnerability, etc.

The Charismatic is the excitement in the room. They exude confidence and energy in all the right places. They are mesmerizing and we’re attracted to them because of their sincere obsessions and opinions and actions. They glow a sense of charisma with their animated gestures and fiery persuasive voice. And if they fit our values, they’re just a good time to be around.

SYMBOL: The Lamp. Invisible to the eye, a current flowing through a wire in a glass vessel generates a heat that turns into candescence. All we see is the glow. In the prevailing darkness, the Lamp lights the way.

To tackle and grow maturely with a Charismatic:

  1. Be open to their affectionate hope, but keep a firm grip of your own values.
  2. Understand that they are not superhumans and don’t always have the right answers. Think carefully of their actions.
  3. Keep open communication when it comes to the amount of energy you need, you give, and that you must recharge.
  4. You have so much love to offer the world, do not stunt your talents.

The Star

The Star has a glamorous and dramatic presence and they present themselves as objects of fascination. Kennedy, for instance, was a star who won over his opponents through his star quality and eloquence. Stars seduce the subconscious mind by appealing to human fascination with the strange and the mythical. They create a larger than life persona and then contrast it with playing up human qualities which make them amenable to the targets. People are attracted towards the Star because they are fascinated by them and can relate to them at the same time.

The Star is almost (or completely is) of celebrity status. They, like the Natural, possess the powers of the uncanny–specifically mixing reality and myth. The star is a dream come true. Physically present, but almost legendary and mythic in essence. They are almost too dream-like to picture in front of us. We imagine them too far out of our league, and that is what makes them so attractive.

SYMBOL: The Idol. A piece of stone carved into the shape of a god, perhaps glittering with gold and jewels. The eyes of the worshippers fill the stone with life, imagining it to have real powers. Its shape allows them to see what they want to see—a god—but it is actually just a piece of stone. The god lives in their imaginations.

To tackle and grow maturely with a Star:

  1. Come up with clear expectations for each other’s needs for affection.
  2. Understand that you both still have your own dedicated circle of friends/family and accept each other’s growth with others.
  3. Stay supportive of each other’s goals and remember that no one can bring support in the same way that you do for them.
  4. You have so much love to offer the world, do not stunt your talents.