What is it that makes someone love you and not someone else
and what does it make you love that person back
as opposed to every other person in the world?
On the channel, we talked a lot
about the general things that you can do
目光交流 音调音色 肢体语言
from a charisma perspective like eye contact, tonality, and body language
that make you more attractive to people generally
and I’ll throw up a video on body language of attraction right there.
But that doesn’t answer the question
of why you tend to have
a specific blueprint for the type of person that you are interested in.
And it doesn’t answer the
question why you might fall so hard for someone
and your friends can not see what it’s all
about or vice versa — your friends fall hard
for particular individuals and you don’t get it.
So in this video,
what I want to do is explore your individual blueprint —
why is it that you like the people that
you like and why is it the people who
like you are drawn to you.
And I hope not just to get you
this blueprint but an entire new realm of
thought awareness and development that you can step
into because I’ve found this
to be very profound in my own life but before we get there,
let’s start with the beginning.
The first thing that we have to acknowledge is
that love and attraction aren’t voluntary.
I love the idea that we could just sit around with this list
有趣 和我朋友相处融洽 各方面都厉害
and we could say, ” I want someone who is funny, who gets along with my friends,
又有创意的人” 就真的得到了 那再好不过了
who is sharp in these ways and creative,
” but we all know that
it’s not our checkboxes that draw us to someone;
it’s this feeling of magnetism.
And I bet — I know I have
had that experience where — you’ve been drawn to someone
and they don’t check all
of your boxes and maybe they even have some glaring red flags
but you just can’t help it;
there’s something that’s going on there.
What is that?
What I want to suggest in this video sounds crazy
but it’s that what draws you specifically
into individuals amongst other things,
but this is a huge piece,
is how closely that person reminds you
of your early childhood caretakers specifically,
in most cases, mom and dad and if that person
creates in you the same emotions that you felt as a young infant.
Now that seems insane, right?
Why would who you were right
after you were born be determining
30 40 50年后与谁
who you were attracted to 20, 30, 40,
50 years down the line?
So let me take a step back and just start
with two things that I know to be true of you
and every single human infant that’s ever lived.
The first thing is this — you were learning non-stop
all the time and you can’t even remember it.
For instance, you are hearing
what I am saying and instantaneously processing
that language, understanding what I am saying,
and you don’t remember probably your first word.
You don’t remember processing language and beyond that, you have an accent.
You have an accent that was
formulated probably the first ten years of your life
and even if you moved after the age of 10-12,
that accent sticks with you.
It doesn’t matter who surrounds you later;
it’s just part of you.
This is occurring
with so many concepts and things in your own life —
the idea of what it is to be a man,
the idea of what it means to be a woman,
the idea of what love is
— and one of the most profound things
is that infants, this is the second piece, are helpless
which means the primary thing that an infant is figuring out
in its brain that is still growing is
— what does it take to survive?
When you’re an adult what
it takes to survive is action and activity
but that is not something
that an infant can do so an infant is just pairing —
what traits do my caretakers have with survival?
— because whoever they are,
whether they’re good people,
bad people, or whether it’s got flaws like every human being does,
that is what is keeping you alive so
if you’re mom and dad who touch you all the time
or sing to you are wonderful parents,
that gets paired with survival and later in your life,
it’s likely that you’re gon na
find this weird magnetic attraction to people with those traits.
On the flip side, if mom and dad fight a lot,
if they’re screaming in the household,
if mom is depressed, if dad is angry…
whatever it is, those same things
are still being associated
with survival and when you encounter them later in life,
as much as you might not want to,
you’re likely going to be drawn to them.
So just an example from my own life
in order to kind of illustrate this.
When I was young — I don’t even remember this but I know
that it is true at this point —
my mom worked at the ER
in a hospital and my dad was often gone for business
and I presumed that i intuited
that she needed help because she was stressed
and I’m that was rough
on her emotionally and I found myself even at a young age
and then it took periods where I can
remember being drawn to her most in the times
where she emotional support and help;
I felt like I wanted to make her feel better.
And she was wonderful for a long period
of time but this was one pattern that got stuck in me. Much,
much later, and I didn’t realize it,
I tend to be drawn to women in the moments
where they are most vulnerable,
where they profess to having a problem
that they don’t know how to deal with,
and I can step in and help them. Now,
this is neither a good thing nor a bad thing
but it just creates reliable patterns in my life.
The type of women that I tend to go
for tend to be vulnerable with me
early on in the relationship and not only this,
I create these same patterns in women
who might otherwise not show them
as much and the same is true of you
whether we’re talking about parents that were angry,
parents that were depressed,
parents that were very loving… we create these scenarios over and over.
In my case, I noticed and I’ve reflected
because I’m 30 years old and
I’ve been in a number of longer term relationships,
the moment that I most spend time
focusing attentive on the women that I’m
with at the time is when they have a problem.
When they come to me and there’s
something they don’t know what to do with
and they’re struggling emotionally,
that is when they get 100 % of my attention.
It’s not like I’m choosing consciously
to do this and purposefully giving them less
of my attention when things are
wonderful but it seems like they need me
and that’s when I snap
in a gear and they got three solid hours
of every single ounce of my problem-solving capabilities. Now,
I’m not telling them,”Be sad,” but what I am communicating is,
“You get the most attention from me when there is a problem.”
And what I have realized, in several relationships,
that they have started to intuit is,
“When I want Charlie’s attention,” which is perhapsmore often than I’m willing to admit”I will create a problem.”
And it turns from I-have-a-problem to I-create-a-problem.
The same sort of thing is being created
by you — you are encouraging anger,
you are encouraging depression,
you are encouraging these things in other people
oftentimes because they remind you of those patterns in childhood
that most required your attention in order to move through.
你会想 “等一下 我并不想让他愤怒”
And you might be thinking,”Wait a second. I don’t want someone to be angry.
I don’t want them to be frustrated or depressed.”
Of course not.
But if you spend time energy and effort on that,
you are conditioning that behavior in them.
So we seek out and encourage
and recreate a lot of the good things
but also the dysfunction that we had in our early household.
So that’s part of what our blueprint
for someone else is and this is why
we tend to look for people who hurt us
because they’re not just hurting us,
they’re hurting us in the same way
that we have been hurt for our whole life
and this doesn’t require terrible negligent parents;
every single one of us
has been wounded and hurt because we were young
and we didn’t know how to process the world;
that’s just an inevitability.
Layer onto that, if you had neglectful parents or abusive parents,
now that cycle is just moving twice as fast.
But that’s not the only thing that
is drawing you towards certain individuals maybe not for your benefit.
There’s also an aspect
of ourselves that we all had to deny growing up.
I’m a boy,
I know a lot of guys got this message but it’s —
don’t cry, don’t be emotional,
tough it out and walk it off, if you have an issue,
handle it yourself, don’t bring it to the world… fine,
that’s what we received.
For years, myself and many guys did
n’t shed a tear and didn’t share an emotion like that
but I found myself later
in life being extremely drawn to women who wore their emotions on their sleeve.
I found it so attractive
because I’m so much more even keeled and I see this in other people.
You have the person who was conditioned
by their parents to be a good little boy or girl,
stay quiet because adults are talking, blend in…
Who do they tend to go for?
They tend to go for the gregarious outgoing confident person
that is their mirror image and that is their complement.
这就是所谓的 异象相吸 阴阳调和
And this is why they say opposites attract; this is the yin-yang thing.
We tend to go
from people who have expressed and experienced the aspects of ourselves
that we have had to repress stuff down or deny
in order to get by in our particular circumstances —
in order to become who we are today.
And the reason is that really,
what we all want to be is complete human beings
who don’t have to deny or hide any
of our experiences — whether that’s
being shy sometimes, being outgoing sometimes,
being sad or happy or joyous —
but because we have learned that we can’t be all
of those things in order to grow up
and get the love we require or the attention
that we desire, we become lopsided,
we become all outgoing, we become all quiet,
we’ll become all strong, or all weak…
Whatever it is we don’t have that
rounded balance and we seek someone else to be with
that is like that which is fantastic at the beginning
because you feel almost people say,
“你是我的另一半 没有你我是不完整的” 但通常
“You complete me. I didn’t feel whole until I was with you,” but what tends to happen
is that there’s still
that part of you that doesn’t like that thing that they are
and so after six months or 12 months,
the confidence that drew you to them now is viewed as arrogance.
And in my case,
the emotionality that I first was really drawn to that amazing vulnerability
looks like making a mountain
out of a molehill and the thing that drew us to our partners
tend to be the exact same things that we fight about later.
And this is one example — it’s
because we tend to love and be obsessed with people
who can hurt us because these are old,
old patterns of behavior throughout our life
that represents parts of ourselves that we have disowned.
So what do you do about it?
这确实有点儿你会回复“好吧 那我知道了”的东西 有一点点理论化
I know that this has been very,”Okay, nice to know that,” or this is a theory on it
but what what should I do? Well,
step one is to become aware.
Simple awareness of whatever your problem
is step one and it sometimes is enough
to move the needle so ask yourself,” Growing up,
what were patterns of emotion
that my mom and my dad expressed?”
and if you want to, I’ve done this,
write them down;
you might have a hard time remembering but do your best here. Second,
第二步 回想一下你的前任 比如
review the exes
that you’ve had and go write the things
that describe their personality good or bad;
you don’t even need to be judge.
Just go write them all down and look for commonalities.
What I found is
that I tend to go for exes who are caretaker,
感性 情绪化 无法排解的女性
touchy, emotional, very locked into the moment…
and again, all of these things as I look back
at them remind me tremendously of my mom.
There’s other elements about them
like I have to work for their approval
that they do give it and again, that’s my dad.
So write all of these things down and see if there’s commonalities.
And the third thing
that you can do just to bring yourself a higher sense of awareness
is to review the moments in your life where you actually fell in love.
We tend to think of falling in love
as this weird thing that happens over in
amorphous period of time but really,
there are specific times where we fall hard
for someone and as I reviewed mine,
that’s where I came to that conclusion that
it was those emotionally vulnerable moments
where I was presented with a problem
that I could help this woman solve that I felt so connected to her.
And it’s not necessarily because
in that moment, our relationship merited it but
it is because there’s some ancient part
of my brain that has been there for almost as long
as I’ve been alive that it’s gone,
” If there is a problem and you can help solve it,
that equals love,
” and so I find myself drawn to that and creating those sort of situations.
So reflect on that; ask yourself that.
The second thing is,”Okay, now you know what do you do?” Well,
the general problem that I see
across a whole host of scenarios in life is that
people settle for less than ideal — and this isn’t the case;
maybe you have a fantastic
relationship and this is just a good-to-know,
you don’t have to do this but it’s still useful.
We settle for less than ideal when we think
that the love that we desire is outside of
us and not inside of us.
So we’ll take the fighting,
we’ll take the frustration, we’ll take the depression,
we’ll take the abuse, whatever it is…
because that’s the only way that I can get love.
If you start to move that love internal,
if you start to actually learn to
generate a feeling of self-love and self-care,
all of a sudden,
the need to go get it from places that are less than ideal weakens.
And in order to do this — this is a long,
long topic — I’ve made a video
that I’ll put right here that is a primer
on self-love but if you’re more interested
in diving beyond that video,
shoot me an email — we have an entire course;
we haven’t yet released it
on our website — it’s called Emotional Mastery
and you can just email me Charlie@CharismaOnCommand.com.
I’m happy to send you more information on that but
this topic of self-love is increasingly one
that I’m so fascinated by because it has tendrils
that extended to every single aspect
of our lives especially our romantic relationships
because our relationships are mirrors oftentimes
of the love and the acceptance
that we do not give ourselves which is why I increasingly,
in my life,
have been working
on cultivating those traits that I am drawn to in women like
being more emotionally vulnerable right living more in the moment not
always having this long-term view but being able
to be truly present where I am.
So that is it for this video.
This is a deeper topic so
if you’re interested, go ahead and
let me know in the comments.
If there’s any other questions I wanted to
do something like this that was
a little bit more philosophical less specific action-oriented
because it’s Memorial Day and I figured
I could experiment and most people would just be out
with their families barbecuing so
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