I've never really seen any extensive posts on the nature of shit tests and people tend to rely on "agree and amplify" as their crutch for dealing with shit tests (which is not always a wise move) so not having written anything related to TRP theory in a while my latest piece looks at shit tests, explains them and gives some examples. Enjoy. Any questions pertaining to the article topic? Feel free to ask in the comments (here or on the blog, it doesn't matter.)
If you're relatively new to TRP and are unsure about "what a shit test is" I urge you to check this piece out in its entirety.
2.) What Are Shit Tests & What Purpose Do They Serve?
3a.) Shit Tests & Game
3b.) Shit Test Passed & Shit Test Failed: An Example
3c.) Examples: Standard Shit Tests Women Use
4a.) Shit Test Variation & Severity
4b.) Basic Shit Tests - Frame Probing & Word Play
4c.) Advanced Level Shit Tests - Psychological Games
4d.) Nuclear Shit Tests
5.) Passing Shit Tests
6.) In Closing
Many in the manosphere seem to think that shit testing is a social device unique to women; whereby a form of social test is employed to determine the social fitness of a male in order to discern if he is a viable sexual option or not. Now whilst this isn't wrong per se, it is an incredibly limited and rudimentary view of shit testing. Shit tests are a basic yet vitally important part of understanding and applying the red pill philosophy to your life. Even if you don't agree with red pill philosophy per se, shit tests still affect you. As a basic social dynamic, shit tests are something so intricately unavoidable that you're going to want to be able to identify and quash them as a matter of due course. Now without further ado, let us begin.
What Are Shit Tests & What Purpose Do They Serve?:
Why are they called shit tests? Well when somebody "gives you shit" and fucks around with your head to see how you will react, what you are experiencing is typically a (series of) shit test(s). Everyone has been shit tested, gets shit tested and will continue to be shit tested; It's an unavoidable part of human interaction. We use shit tests to make value judgements about people and likewise they can be used to determine how you cope under pressure. The underlying theme behind the mechanism of shit tests is that they will always test your mettle. Hence the name is not only fitting, but likewise accurate. Shit tests don't always have to be questions, they can be blanket (but accusatory/provocative) assertions. These assertions will be designed to elicit an emotional reaction from you and push you into a state of reactivity, causing you to reveal information about yourself.
"Ok, I get that, but why not just ask me what you want to know rather than play these silly games?"
Humans have a propensity to lie and tell people what they think they want to hear. This is especially true of women and the effeminate men who emulate them; both are consensus seeking creatures who crave group approval. This goes some way to explaining why women regardless of social standing indulge in vapid social pleasantries that men of substance have neither the time nor inclination for, but I digress.
On the immediately observable surface level the majority of people are concealing their true identity. Thus in order to make accurate deductions about the personalities around us we must challenge them subtextually and draw conclusions about "what they're really like" based upon their responses. Shit tests can be blatant or they can be covert, how they manifest depends upon the intent and personality of the individual employing the test. The sum potential combination of differing shit test scenarios is so vast that I cannot possibly give an example of each and every possible outcome in this article. Therefore I shall instead bestow you with the knowledge necessary to refine your own analytical capabilities so that you may act accordingly when you find yourself being shit tested.