posted on Mar, 30 2008 @ 07:06 PM
reply to post by whatukno
I hate to admit it, but what your friend is doing is using a psychological tactic that is very effective.
He may be exaggerating to the degree which he is using it though.
Another example of this could be giving a back handed compliment to a woman with high self esteem. For example: your eyes are pretty, are they
you: Nice nails are they real?
You: Oh, well I guess they're still pretty anyway.
It's a subtle but effective form of push-pull that your friend is using. He is probably a seducer.
All it's meant to do is make the "target" question her own value, thus becoming fascinated with this person who is not enamored by her charms or
beauty like everyone else.
It can also make her think you have perceived her as lower value.
[edit on 30-3-2008 by thehumbleone]