Monday, October 22, 2012

Humble Bragging and DHVs

 Hey there,

 I got real sick last week and spent the entire week in bed hacking my lungs up.

 It was not tight.

 I did get to do some reading though which was nice.

One of the books I read was the Humble Brag book by Harris Wittels and one of the things I couldn't help but notice was how much humble bragging seems like what used to be taught as demonstrations of higher value.

A humble brag is a brag where the person conceals the outright brag by adding something that is supposedly humble to either the beginning or the end of the brag.

For example:

"Just recorded my Radio Spot for XM. I lead a weird weird life"

 " I am wearing hands down the most ugly shirt ever made and 4 co-workers have told me it's beautiful. I work with fucking liars and idiots."

The idea of a humble brag much like a DHV is that you brag about something that makes you cool (Being on the radio or having 4 ppl tell you your shirt is beautiful) then you pretend to be annoyed, put off or angry about the thing you just bragged about. Usually in humble brags this takes the form of saying something is weird or acting like what you just bragged about isn't a big deal even though it clearly is because you went on twitter to post about it.

So how does this help you with girls?

Well humble bragging/DHVing (I'm just gonna call it Humble Bragging from here on cuz fuck acronyms) can be an effective way to get attractive pieces of information out about yourself. It's often been said that you shouldn't brag or boast about yourself but IME people are not smart enough to get subtle displays of value and humble bragging works much better than hoping that someone will be able to infer things. So while HBing can alienate some people like myself an the writer of the book it's still remains an effective way to communicate the cool things about yourself without just outrightly telling the girl you're a genius millionaire like myself :)

JS- The King Of Content



  1. Anonymous6:44 PM

    Hello girls, my name is Jon and I have thousands of guys that read my blog, too bad they're mostly friendless losers living off of food stamps and downloading porn all day.

    Is that a humble brag you could use?

    1. Anonymous3:41 AM

      lol, i assume that you, dear anonymous, are one of those friendless losers who downloads pr0n all day?

    2. Anonymous3:42 AM

      are you really a millionaire Jon?

    3. Anonymous10:41 AM

      Jon's well off, but not a millionaire yet. Not many know it, but Jon also has a substantial income stream from working as a high paid male escort for wealthy men.

      His nightly escort rate is cheaper than the price of private instruction, and you can talk about whatever you want to. A great way to get private tutoring cheap.

    4. Anonymous2:06 PM

      how i hire jon for the sexy time?

    5. Anonymous6:24 AM

      He used to advert on Craigslist

  2. Anonymous7:41 PM

    Reading this blog week after week has turned me into a soulless douchebag and drained my will to live.

    1. Anonymous6:21 AM

      Imagine how writing it week after week has made Jon feel.

  3. Anonymous3:28 AM

    sinn has a super smart cock

    that fucks at random

    1. Anonymous10:42 AM

      You're Tyler, right?

    2. Anonymous5:31 AM

      I am someone who works for RSD

    3. Anonymous1:05 PM

      haha...the only guys more douchey than Sinn are your amigos at RSD.

      btw, Eckard Tolle takes it up the ass.

  4. Anonymous11:19 AM

    Haha damn there's a lot of haters here now lol

    1. Anonymous2:04 PM

      Jon's unattainable sexiness has driven us to hate on him.


  5. A millionaire?



    If you are, congrats, but you didn't make that from PU.

    What did you invest in Jon? Tell me. Don't be shy. Uncle Bumtouch won't hurt you. Uncle Bumtouch will only love you.

    1. Anonymous6:23 AM

      if he's a millionaire, it's from working as a Saudi rentboy

  6. Anonymous10:13 PM

    I thought this was an informative post. That being said, I'm not sure I'm convinced that most people aren't smart enough to pick up on bragging? Particularly because most women are probably aware at some level that you're interested in them, might they already be filtering everything you say through that frame? I'm just not sure that it matters either way if they realize what you're doing unless it's unrelenting and belligerent.

  7. Anonymous11:55 PM

    thanks for the info. Plus thanks for the new acronymn 'HBing' ;)

  8. Anonymous3:28 AM

    Suttle bragging is the same thing thats being taught at Vedouchan Arts, its called DHVing

  9. Anonymous12:12 PM

    After this post I am pretty sure that seduction community is destroyed.

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