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Acronym and Glossary Thread

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February 5, 2013

Partially stolen from here mildly edited.

Alpha – Leader. Somebody who displays high value, or traits that are valued by women. Alpha can refer to a man who exhibits alpha behaviors (more alpha tendancies than beta), but usually used to describe individual behaviors themselves.

AMOG – Alpha Male Of Group.

AFC - Average Frustrated Chump (Also known as beta)

Beta – Traits of provision: either providing resources or validatation to others, women (and perhaps men). Beta traits display low value to women if they are are put on too strong or too early in meeting- giving without equity. Beta can be used to describe individual behaviors, as well as people who have an overwhelming amount of beta properties (opposed to alpha).

Blue Pill – From The Matrix and its sequels. The path of conformity with Society’s expectations; the state of being unaware of the problems engendered by society. Compare with “Red Pill,” below.

Carousel – Better known as the “cock carousel.” The period of time in a woman's life where she successfully exploits her sexual value and maximizes her hypergamous tendancies by having sex with as many alphas as possible. Usually happens between ages 18 - 27. Often ends when the woman hits the wall.

DHV – Display of Higher Value, the accomplishment, anything that improves your sexual market value in the eyes of another.

DLV - Display of lower value.

Feminism – ”A doctrine built on the pre-supposition of victimhood of women by men as a foundation of female identity. In its goals is always the utilization of the state to forcibly redress this claimed victimization. In other words, the proxy use of violence and wealth appropriation. In whatever flavor, and variation, these two basic features are common to every doctrine using the label feminism. Feminism is therefore, a doctrine of class hatred, and violence.” (John The Other, “Why not date a feminist?” A Voice For Men, 4 June 2012.)

Friendzone - See Orbiter.

Game – A loosely based set of behaviors specifically designed to increase attraction.

Hypergamy – The instinctual urge for women to seek out the best alpha available. This is marked by maximizing rejection (therefore women are the selective gender). A woman will vet her alpha through various shit tests to ensure his "health" on the alpha scale. She is conditioned to recognize a declining alpha, as hypergamy also tends to continue seeking out higher status males even while with an alpha male. Shit tests allow her to prepare herself for eventually leaving when a new higher status male is found. If the male fails shit tests to a great enough degree, it will effect her feelings for him. He will effectively lower his sexual market value in her eyes. This will enable her to jump to the next male with ease and little remorse.

Incel - Involuntarily Celibate.

MGTOW – Men Going Their Own Way; the growing contingent of the male population who are saying “Fuck It All” to the Mating Dance.

MR - Men's Rights Group.

MRA - Men's Rights activist.

NAWALT – Not All Women Are Like That. A common response to generalizations, signaling a fundamental inability to understand how generalizations work. More info on Rationalmale

Oneitis - When a guy has fallen in love with a woman in the same way a boy loves his mother. He obsesses about her, but she does not reciprocate.

Orbiter - Also known as Beta Orbiter. A beta guy who accepted the proposal to "just be friends" from a girl he has oneitis for. He will stick around her and constantly validate her whenever she requests it. Also known as "friendzone." She will keep him around because he will do anything for her and provide validation, giving small hints that he might eventually win her love- but he never will. Typical signs of orbiter status: likes and comments on new facebook photos. Go-to guy when girl has problem with boyfriend. Also known as emotional tampon.

Plate Theory (Or Keep Spinning Plates) -- Gaming multiple women simultaneously to boost ones sexual market value. Read on Plate theory here: http://rationalmale.wordpress.com/2011/08/19/plate-theory-2/

POF – PlentyOfFish.com

PUA – Pick-Up Artist

Rationalization Hamster - The tendency for women to use rationalization to resolve mental conflict and avoid cognitive dissonance. The core mechanism that allows women to say one thing and do a different thing.

Red Pill – The recognition and awareness of the way that feminism, feminists and their white-knight enablers affect society. Seeing the world for what it is, seeking truth no matter how painful or inconvenient the truth may be.

Seddit - The game-oriented subreddit : /r/seduction which is not strictly red pill but has good pickup advice.

SJW - Social Justice Warrior. Typically liberal arts students who believe they are the most righteous, and must enforce their moral values via shame, censorship, and mob rule.

SMV – Sexual Market Value. A shorthand statement for “what you bring to the table,” whether for an one-night stand or for a longer sexual/emotional relationship.

SMP - Sexual Market Place. A description of the free market that is mating.

Snowflake - A woman who tries to persuade a man that she’s somehow unique, different, or special by playing up her good girl resume and downplaying her bad girl resume. When used as a verb, snowflaking refers to the argument she puts forth to justify her claim.

The Wall - The point in a woman's life where her ego and self-assessed view of her sexual market value exceed her actual sexual market value; the beginning of the decline. Usually occurs as a wake-up shock to women when they realize that their power over men was temporary and that their looks are fading. This usually results with first denial and then a sudden change in priority towards looking for a husband. Even after hitting the wall, many women will squander a few more precious years testing her SMV with alphas to double-check, hoping her perceived decline was a fluke, this will make her even more bitter when she finally has to settle for a worse-beta than she could've gotten before because of squandering her youth.

White Knight – (1) a man who “comes to the rescue” of a woman, or of women, reflexively, emotionally-driven, without thought or even looking at the situation; (2) a man in authority who enables Team Women in his legislative actions, judgments, or rulings, reflexively, emotionally-driven, without thought or even looking at what’s right. Also known as "Mangina"

Feel free to suggest any I missed so we can add them.

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Title Acronym and Glossary Thread
Author redpillschool
Upvotes 39
Comments 61
Date 05 February 2013 02:51 PM UTC (7 years ago)
Subreddit TheRedPill
Link https://theredarchive.com/post/3486
Original Link https://old.reddit.com/r/TheRedPill/comments/17xmry/acronym_and_glossary_thread/
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[–]Can_I_Lick_Ur_Bootay8 points9 points  (1 child) | Copy

The Agreement Bubble- women who are exceptionally beautiful are always agreed with and given everything and told they're right about everything by men, because those men are trying to sleep with her. A man who does not agree with her is instantly labeled an "asshole" for not being as nice and agreeing and complementing as she is accustomed to thinking a male should and will be.

Change the title/definition all you want... but something along the lines of a term defining women or an instance where women think a male is an asshole or a jerk for not sucking up to them like all others have. The guy who tells her she's wrong or doesn't shower her with compliments is an asshole in her eyes because he isn't acting the way he is supposed to.

[–]Blue_Genes 12 points12 points [recovered] | Copy

What does Hamster mean?

[–]Endorsed ContributorrebuildingMyself5 points6 points  (6 children) | Copy

Short for "Rationalization Hamster" as defined above.

[–]invisiblephrend10 points11 points  (3 children) | Copy

...and avoid cognitive dissonance

this part confused me. "cognitive dissonance" is the attempt at rationalizing one's own irrational/bad behavior. women hardly avoid doing that.

[–]George_E_Hale6 points7 points  (0 children) | Copy

What your describing is the act of avoiding dissonance.

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (1 child) | Copy

You bring up a fantastic point!

I would define cognitive dissonance as:


[–]trolledu5 points6 points  (1 child) | Copy

Yeah, but why is it called hamster?

[–]Endorsed ContributorrebuildingMyself14 points15 points  (0 children) | Copy

Think of a hamster spinning in its wheel to keep the rationalization motors running in her head.

[–]TRP VanguardHumanSockPuppet16 points17 points  (0 children) | Copy

Solipsism: In philosophy, it refers to the epistemological view that knowledge outside of one's own mind cannot be confirmed for its truth value.

In Red Pill, solipsism (e.g. female solipsism) refers to the female's tendency to frame everything she experiences or witnesses in terms of herself and her own needs - personalizing it - even when such personalization would not make contextual sense.

Solipsism isn't "selfishness". A woman can be self-sacrificing, generous, and empathetic to her loved ones and still be solipsistic. Solipsism refers to a woman's tendency to make herself the centre of any given subject by framing every issue in terms of "how does this affect me?" or "how will my actions affect others?" It holds the female to be the centre of every issue, and was an important survival mechanism when men were the primary breadwinners, protectors, and the ultimate judges of who received their hard-earned resources.

[–]PrisonerOfLife12 points13 points  (0 children) | Copy

Mangina: - beta who will defend every misdeed a woman peforms, but would not consider the same misdeeds acceptable if they were performed by a man. Compulsive moral coward and hypocrite.

[–]iggybdawg9 points10 points  (1 child) | Copy

LJBF - "Let's Just Be Friends"


[–]Modredpillschool[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy


[–]Fantaisie5 points6 points  (3 children) | Copy

Red Pill – The recognition and awareness of the way that feminism, feminists and their white-knight enablers effect society.

Should be

Red Pill – The recognition and awareness of the way that feminism, feminists and their white-knight enablers affect society.

right? I'm not a native speaker so forgive me if I'm wrong.

[–]Senior ContributorDemonspawn5 points6 points  (0 children) | Copy

You are correct.

[–]Modredpillschool[S] 4 points5 points  (1 child) | Copy

Thanks, fixed.

[–]sweisman0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

I would clarify this further. Feminism is just a modern manifestation of the Feminine Imperative (as Rollo and others say) or the Feminine Social Matrix (as Ian Ironwood might describe). The Red Pill recognizes this, not just aspects of it like feminism. As Girl Writes What (and probably others) has pointed out, it is MEN who have given women the power they have, and that stems from the Imperative, not from feminism.

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[–]ilikeeatingbrains3 points4 points  (0 children) | Copy

Lambda made me laugh.

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[–]trolledu3 points4 points  (1 child) | Copy

The latin alphabet goes alpha, beta, gamma, ......... omega. It means worse than beta, to the extreme.

[–]undistilled7 points8 points  (0 children) | Copy

That's the greek alphabet, not latin. We're pretty much using the latin alphabet right now, with a few additions (they didn't have J or U).

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (1 child) | Copy

Kino deserves an entry... f-closing, or "closing" in general...

[–]Stankmonger4 points5 points  (0 children) | Copy

Yeah, can someone show me to where I can find a FULL glossary of the acronyms that the people here use? I'm still confused by a lot of what people are saying.

[–]jookato3 points4 points  (1 child) | Copy

The Wall? It's about women not being attractive to us anymore because of their age, right? But is there something more specific to the term?

[–]Modredpillschool[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Just added the wall.

[–]FountainsOfFluids3 points4 points  (0 children) | Copy

NEXT - Terminate pursuit of a specific woman due to red flags or other signs that she will require more effort than she is worth.

[–]alanlubbard3 points4 points  (0 children) | Copy

FI - Feminine Imperative is the tendency for women to define social rules and morality to meet strictly female needs.

[–]jookato1 point2 points  (1 child) | Copy

"InCel" might be worth a mention too.

[–]alanlubbard0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

I agree! With a link to whoism3's blog post.

InCel - Involuntary Celibate.

[–]FountainsOfFluids1 point2 points  (1 child) | Copy

I usually hear AMOG used in the context of a male cockblocker who uses aggressive macho tactics. Is there any other context where that acronym is used?

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You yourself can out-AMOG someone if you keep your calm. If they use aggressive macho tactics, just let them make a fool of themselves. If you simply just are more alpha they will be running anti-game for themselves. Never get defensive.

[–]logicalmisologist1 point2 points  (1 child) | Copy

Why does this post already have 7 downvotes?

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[–]shute1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Hamster wheel. This needs to be added.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

What's HBD?

[–]Boss_Monkey1 point2 points  (1 child) | Copy

Anyone want to tackle 'solipsism'?

[–]stumonji1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Why don't I you take a shot at it?

[–]Stankmonger1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Just some to add as I am pretty confused. Close/Closed/Closing- pretty obvious but should be added. Set- Still obvious. Kclose- no idea

[–]LuciusExitius1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Ive seen people use HB7 or a few other numbers, what does this mean? Im assuming like hot babe or something?

[–]Boss_Monkey1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Frivorce = frivolous divorce. A divorce for the reason of "I am not haaaaapy".

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[–]Modredpillschool[S] -3 points-2 points  (7 children) | Copy

I'll start with a disclaimer: Women are women and always will be women. Even when a woman manages to excel in one category, that doesn't mean she'll drop her other female attributes.

That said, a good example of a woman who sets herself apart would be redpillwifey, she's around here somewhere. Watch how she interacts with people.

One of the girls I see regularly totally internalizes the red pill. I consider her to be special in the sense that she's different and doesn't usually succumb to the feminine imperative or rationalization hamster.

That said, I still approach her as a woman. She will still rationalize. She will still have emotional outbursts. She still needs me to treat her like a woman so she'll get wet. And I know just how to do that.

It's not that we're denying women can be different. It's that everybody wants to be a snowflake because they want to deny their urges are programmed. The fact is- nobody's a snow flake, we're all programmed by millions of years of evolution. Not even me.

If you want to stand out, just see what redpillwifey does. Accept that you're a woman, and accept your drives and urges. That's natural. Be feminine.

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[–]avalanche4ever4 points5 points  (0 children) | Copy

this whole conversation is fucking heartbreaking

[–]Modredpillschool[S] -2 points-1 points  (4 children) | Copy

If you don't mind me asking, how attractive do you think you are on a scale from 1 to 10.

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[–]Modredpillschool[S] 1 point2 points  (2 children) | Copy

That will shake anybody's confidence. That will also put a real dampener on developing your self view.

Which could be a benefit.

You see the way you describe yourself is similar to most 3's. Girls who are ugly but fun to be around and play video games.

I'd totally date one of those girls. If she were a 7. I think other guys have mentioned it here before, but the leg isn't really that important in evaluating sexy for me.

Face, Tits, having arms, those are pretty important.

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[–]ijontichy1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Watch her videos.

[–]itsmehobnob0 points1 point  (1 child) | Copy

What is SWPL? I've seen it on several blogs, but I can't make out its meaning based on context.

[–]Boss_Monkey0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Stuff White People Like

[–]hobodick0 points1 point  (2 children) | Copy

What exactly does "spinning plates" mean?

[–]Modredpillschool[S] 1 point2 points  (1 child) | Copy

Good catch, I'll add it. Check this out: http://rationalmale.wordpress.com/2011/08/19/plate-theory-2/

[–]hobodick0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Awesome, thanks!

[–]j0hnan0n0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

googled Iron Rules of Tomassi and came across ASD. Anyone know that one or where we can find the full list of Iron Rules? Seems like they should be a link in the sidebar.

edit2: the rational male has the Iron Rules further down, for whoever wants to add them to the sidebar. Forgive my incompetence. Other useful stuff in there as well. A good resource.

[–]View_From_Moon0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Beta Snap.

[–]rapscallionx0 points1 point  (3 children) | Copy

what is "PMO" ?

[–]quintaldo-5 points-4 points  (2 children) | Copy

This blog post makes me see you as an angry person with nothing better to do than create imaginary boxes around gender and human relationships to help you with your anger towards these things, perhaps also by connecting with other angry people. Some of the terms here are funny, some are pointless, and some are really hateful and/or unrepresentative of reality or human history. I suggest you read some modern books on human history (retrospect is often helpful) and maybe some of the broad variety of books on feminism out there, since even feminists can greatly disagree on how to approach/see the world.

I’m sure you are a nice guy and the last thing I want to do is start some stupid online fight. I am quite content as a being and gain nothing by insulting you. I have many things I would rather be doing than commenting on your blog right now. I will comment, however, for the sake of perhaps sharing some insights that might help you out on this life journey.

I read a book recently that was published around 1910 (can’t remember the exact year) called something like The Mother in Primitive Society. This book was written by an English guy who looked at a wide swath of native, tribal, indigenous, and other non-European cultures around the world to understand what made people ‘primitive’ and ‘inferior’ to Europeans. He noted that around the world there were tribes where women were the hunters, the fishers, or in charge of the political sphere. He noted that often enough, women and men worked in harmony to fulfill the needs of their family and community. His conclusion was that Europe was superior to the rest of the world because of patriarchy – that men could go out and become wealthy, allowing their womenfolk to stay at home and be pretty. Of note is that even poor/working class Europeans would have been considered inferior to the wealthy Europeans, particularly since the women would have to work either out of the house or at home cooking and cleaning (wealthy folk could hire maids). I am not sure what your stance is on race relations in the world, but I would like to mention here that genetic science has shown that human beings are more than 99.9% genetically identical. ‘Superior’ and ‘inferior’ do not exist. We all have similar capacities and potentials. Our ability to harness these depends on environment, opportunity/access, and the less than .01% of genetic variability between us, which accounts for all human difference, including appearance and disease susceptibility.

Feminism arose as a response to the above mentioned line of thinking, which took value away from women and their contributions to their own homes and society at large. To lump all ‘feminists’ in a pot together is a total misunderstanding of the term ‘feminism’ and to demean a guy proud to be with a woman who considers herself a ‘feminist’ is far more damaging to the fabric of society than feminism itself. In fact, women in the workforce, even if in small numbers, fundamentally shapes the world today the way you see it. Just because men are primarily recognized for their input does not mean that women’s contributions don’t have an impact. Your definition of ‘domestic violence’ is also horrendous, given the awful things that happen to many women in DV situations. I agree that men should not be blamed for everything in a blanket kind of way, but there are more functional ways to address that rather than to downplay existing violence against women.

Further, you speak of women and our capacity for logical reasoning as similar to us having a hamster spinning around in our heads. This is a gross generalization of women. Perhaps instead of being judgmental toward a woman next time she has a hard time understanding what you say, perhaps you should try to understand where she is coming from (aka, exercise patience and empathy) and figure out how to work/communicate with her to attain a more harmonious situation for all/both parties involved. What you see as a lack of logic is more than likely a lack of communication – you think you are being perfectly logical, she has no clue what you are talking about, you assume she is illogical + her responses/rational makes no sense to you = more proof in your eyes that she has a hamster in her head. However, if you tried to see a. how you might have acted in a hurtful/frustrating way, b. tried to hear the meaning behind her words instead of just the words themselves, or c. tried to be a leader in the situation by clarifying the misunderstanding, things might work out much better. Is this going to help in every case? No. But it probably will in many cases.

I feel like this time of blog post is written and contributed to by: 1. someone who has a really hard time meeting/keeping women in his life (this is likely due to some insecurities on your part – try meditating/exercising in the morning and cutting out unhealthy foods. this is VASTLY improve everything in your life). Also, focus on your positive attributes and work to enhance those. Recognize that everyone has flaws and that is ok. Don’t listen to your own negativity. Don’t take it personally when you get rejected (this is really hard and is a work in progress for everyone). Try to work on healing/strengtething your inner self before picking up/hitting on/dating anyone. 2. someone who has had really bad (and possibly abusive) experiences with women, whether partners/ppl dated, mother, sister, coworkers, etc. Abuse against men is never talked about in society, and definitely not in any way that can bring healing to people, which is super unfortunate. If something in this vein (even if you were yelled at a lot) is the case, again – try meditation/morning exercise. It really is healing and helps clear the mind and spirit of negativity. Therapy is also incredibly helpful, especially if you find a therapist you can relate to. You might want to try opening up lines of non-jugemental communication with these women if they are still in your life, tho this is hard especially without someone to support you (like a therapist). 3. Someone who is gay but can’t admit it to themselves. I suggest therapy/meditation and some SERIOUS soul searching for this one.

Lastly, you are so negative about marriage, which is unfortunate. Marriage is not for everyone, but when it works, it makes life easier and happier for the people involved. Being generally negative toward marriage, however, is really pointless and again damaging to society. For those that don’t see marriage as a good fit in their lives, don’t get married. But don’t crap on other people’s happiness. What is the point? Why spread sh** around when you can stay hands off and let love thrive?

Thanks for reading my comment. I wish you and your readers all the best.

just kidding, this was posted on this blog post from which the list you gave was derived http://beijaflorbeyondthesunset.wordpress.com/manosphere-glossary/

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great copypasta though, ill get to reading it later.

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I wish there were a term for a beta who is comfortable with it...

Oh wait, there is: Disgusting

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