Russell Brand is one of the most famous figure people connect to flirting and seducing.
Of course, flirting is not sleeping and we should not confuse reactions with results.
But the Russell Brand also gets results, so he’s well worth analyzing.
#1. Push – Pull
Push and pull is a technique whereby you first make a compliment or a kind remark -the pull- and then you immediately push away -the pull-.
It’s a great technique to build intrigue and to build people up while at the same time not to give your game away too quickly.
It’s best used when:
- She’s not yet attracted to you (and a compliment might seem like you’re putting her on a pedestal)
- You are not coming across as a high-value man she respects (and you risk being friendzoned Mr. nice guy with the compliment)
- The compliment is a big one and she’s at a loss of words (and you want to avoid those moments of awkwardness)
And since Russell Brand often overdoes it with the compliments and the romance, it’s indeed very good that he uses push-pull as much as he does.
Here are the examples:
#1.1. Inverted Push – Pull
Russell Brand also does the opposite, such as he makes a big joke at the woman expense and then reels her back in with kindness or with touch.
That’s very good and I actually recommend men to use it much more often than the standard push-pull because you end on a positive and you end with the two of you closer.
This is an example of the inverted push-pull.
#2. Destroy Male Competition
Russell Brand always positions himself as the man of the revolution against the greedy and capitalistic men who govern and control us.
His alternative is a more collectivistic society, a brotherhood of men. And that starts with more equality.
That’s interesting, because he doesn’t seem to hell bent on equality when he deals with other men.
He hogs all the attention instead and never fails to make a big show to get the female attention all focused on him.
Here are some examples:
Contrary to Ben Shapiro, I don’t think that Russell Brand does it on purpose to unsettle all other men.
He does the same with women, after all.
But the result is the same: when Russell Brand walks into a stage, other men tend to disappear.
#3. Dominate Socially
One of the main reasons why Russell Brand attracts all the women around him is because he dominates social interactions.
And with that, he looks like the alpha male leader that women so much want.
To be precise, Russell Brand has a clownish style of social dominance that does not work on all occasions, but whenever it works, it’s social dominance nonetheless.
He especially leverages his “jester powers” to change topics as he pleases. It’s difficult for hosts and other men to counteract because jesters reside outside of the social norms and they can do and say things which other men cannot do and say.
Plus, the public is often laughing at Russell Brand’s antics, which would it make it very difficult for anyone to confront him without looking like an antisocial brute.
That allows Russell Brand to do and say almost anything he pleases. And he uses it to full advantage to control the interactions as he pleases.
#4. Dominate Sexually
In the old days of kings, jester could not exaggerate with sexual jokes because, well, the king was the king and he had first pick.
But today few people have the balls to be sexually direct, which leaves Russell Brand on a class of his own, one of the exceedingly rare men who do flirt and who can do it well
Russell Brand leverages a dynamic of predator/prey in his interactions with women.
When the prey likes the predator, that’s a very good flirting dynamic which allows him to go as far as he wants and, often, can lead to actual sex.
Russell Brand likes especially to go overboard and catch women off guard. The more they’re lost, the more power he wields.
And since women are attracted to men with power, his sexual dominance coupled with his social dominance makes Brand supremely seductive.
#5. A Feminine Touch
Finally, I would like you to notice that Russell Brand presents a touch -or even more than a touch- of femininity in his beavior.
Starting from the way he dresses: catchy, provocative and super stylish, he looks borderline gay.
His voice is slightly high-pitched and his movements often resemble a gay man as well.
You never want to be too feminine.
But a touch of femininity goes a long way when it’s offset by an otherwise masculine and attractive frame.
Russell Brand reminds of dandyism and of glam rock superstars like Axl Rose.
Don’t believe me?
Take a look at these images!
Note: unless you also have a similar alternative and dandy style never go as feminine as Russell Brand does as it would be too much for most men.
Downsides of Russell Brand Flirting Style
There are major downsides to Russell Brand flirting style though.
As a matter of fact, I’m not a big fan of Russell Brand style.
It’s not the pinnacle of seduction and I think many guys misunderstand it because they look at the reactions of women and then think “oh wooow, he soooo good”.
But equating reactions with results is a typical beginner’s mistake.
Of course, we can probably guess that Russell Brand also gets results, but let’s not forget that it’s not just flirting and seduction style which produces results.
There are other important variables including, for example:
And Russell Brands excels in all of them.
We could probably compare Russell Brand level of attractiveness with Johnny Depp.
So which style is better, Depp or Brand?
The difference between Brand and Depp is that Russell Brand gets laid by chasing hard and that makes him lose quite some power.
A man with a style more like Jonny Depp can make his seduction work more like a dance where both the man and woman contribute. Or, since Depp is so attractive, he can also get the woman to do most of the chasing.
That’s why, ultimately, a seduction style like Johnny Depp can get the woman to invest more, which in turn makes her more attracted, and which in turns gives more power to him.
When Russell Brand Loses Power
Another problem is that his style can isolate him from the people around, who sometimes can form a coalition of “normal people” VS the oddball.
And they can end up not taking him seriously, which vastly reduces the social power of the jester.
See an example here:
Russell Brand took the joke very far out there and, at that point, they all socially coalesced against him.
They started speaking of him like “he”, as if he was an animal that was there to entertain them.
That made Russell Brand look much less impressive than the dominant force he was just a few seconds prior.
And that’s the risk that all jesters run when they take it too far: normal people coalesce and they end up looking like jester that are being stupid for everyone’s pleasure.
And that point, they lose social power and also seductive power.
Defeating Alpha Stereotypes
Because he’s a guy who looks gay, laughs all the time, talks fast and does not lift… And he slays it.
Jester Dominance Style
In my guide on the dominance archetypes, I omitted a few styles which I left out for the customers of Social Power.
One of the archetypes I left out is the jester.
And from a social point of view, that’s exactly who Russel Brand is: a jester.
From a seduction point of view, Russell Brand relies heavily on flirting, direct sexual talk, and heavy innuendos.
It works great for him both because he’s good at it and because he’s very attractive.
Albeit any feedback should be personalized, most men could improve by implementing more flirting and by better learning female psychology.
But because of its major downsides, I wouldn’t recommend most men to imitate Russell Brand’s style.