15 Responses to “dude of the day: NEIL STRAUSS (author of THE GAME)”
I WILL KEEP IT INNNN HAHA LUV IT
i wish this was longer…
PREACH! He is right about everythaaang he said.
he’s kind of a total fucking prick
haha! No accidental lip licking, still one of the best dudes of the day if not the best, lovely to hear somebody talking honestly!
this guy is a douche bag
“…like retarded?” HAHAHA: Best comeback ever!! You are my new hero!
You Pwn Mr. Strauss!!
ew, I can’t believe how many negative and unbased accusations he made about Alexi in this video. I can’t believe I took him seriously for even a second. Thanks for the eye opening vid
Histrionic personality disorder (HPD) is defined by the American Psychiatric Association as a personality disorder characterized by a pattern of excessive emotionality and attention-seeking, including an excessive need for approval and inappropriately seductive behavior, usually beginning in early adulthood. These individuals are lively, dramatic, vivacious, enthusiastic, and flirtatious. HPD affects four times as many women as men. It has a prevalence of 2–3% in the general population, and 10–15% in inpatient and outpatient mental health institutions.
HPD lies in the dramatic cluster of personality disorders. People with HPD have a high need for attention, make loud and inappropriate appearances, exaggerate their behaviors and emotions, and crave stimulation. They may exhibit sexually provocative behavior, express strong emotions with an impressionistic style, and can be easily influenced by others. Associated features include egocentrism, self-indulgence, continuous longing for appreciation, and persistent manipulative behavior to achieve their own needs.
People with HPD are usually able to function at high levels and can be successful socially and professionally. They usually have good social skills, though they tend to use these skills to manipulate other people and become the center of attention. Furthermore, histrionic personality disorder may affect a person’s social or romantic relationships and their ability to cope with losses or failures. They may seek treatment for depression when romantic relationships end.
Individuals with HPD often fail to see their own personal situation realistically and instead dramatize and exaggerate their difficulties. They may go through frequent job changes, as they become easily bored and have trouble dealing with frustration. Because they tend to crave novelty and excitement, they may place themselves in risky situations. All of these factors may lead to greater risk of developing depression.  Additional characteristics may include:
Constant seeking of reassurance or approval
Excessive sensitivity to criticism or disapproval
Pride of own personality and unwillingness to change, viewing any change as a threat
Inappropriately seductive appearance or behavior
Using somatic symptoms (of physical illness) as a means of garnering attention
A need to be the center of attention
Low tolerance for frustration or delayed gratification
Rapidly shifting emotional states that may appear superficial or exaggerated to others
Tendency to believe that relationships are more intimate than they actually are
Making rash decisions
Some histrionics change their seduction technique into a more maternal or paternal style as they age.
A mnemonic that can be used to remember the characteristics of histrionic personality disorder is “PRAISE ME”:
Provocative (or seductive) behavior
Relationships are considered more intimate than they actually are
Speech (style) wants to impress; lacks detail
Emotional lability; shallowness
Make-up; physical appearance is used to draw attention to self
Exaggerated emotions; theatrical
The cause of histrionic personality disorder is unknown, but childhood events such as deaths or illnesses in the immediate family (which present constant anxiety), divorce of parents, and genetics may be involved. HPD is more often diagnosed in women than men; men with some similar symptoms are often diagnosed with narcissistic personality disorder.
Sorry, for the long list from the DSM. Mr. Strauss you wrote a damn good book and I confess that I have not had the opportunity to read the whole text, but after seeing how insightful you are into human behavior I am definitely purchasing your book for my library and a deeper read. Your diagnosis of Alexi Wasser provided a solution to a mystery that has plagued the lower levels of the entertainment world. What makes this chick tick and I am afraid your keen perception was a bulls-eye. However, I would like to add Ms. Wasser’s personality disorder is not only her greatest weakness and it does hobble her when it comes to certain types of communication it is also it seems to be her greatest strength and has allowed her to create this compendium known as her boycrazy. Your analysis of her was brilliant as was your text.
Funny, I thought you were describing Neil Strauss. You clearly haven’t read his book.
Of course, I read it Jessi what makes you think I have not.
The real question that I’m surprised nobody asked: Did Alexi fall for Neil’s charm… and if so, who wants to speculate on what may have happened off record
I actually want to watch the whole video unedited now!!! LOL
Seems like he was “negging” you!
Wow. Is this his schtick? Criticizing a young woman till her self esteem is minimal and then going in for the pick up? Talk about an emotional roofie. Next time pat him on the head, tell him he should be so lucky and walk away. Never tolerate such tripe again.