WHAT WILL YOU LEARN IN THIS GUIDE:
- What Is Negging?
- To Neg Or Not To Neg?
- 17 Brilliant Example Negs
What Is Negging?
Negging is the act of giving a negative compliment: a compliment rapped in an insult (concept closely related to push / pull and teasing) . The aim of Negging is that it is a seemingly innocent way to cut the person you are interacting with down to size if they are being rude or have an attitude. As the Neg is a backhanded compliment you can get away with it, as your delivery will be seemingly innocent. An example may be “Your hair is awesome, it’s pretty retro”, of course this is said when they are not trying to be retro hence you say their hairstyle is outdated.
What most people will not realize is that it is essential that you never let the other person reply to the Neg. The moment you give them an opportunity to think or reflect upon what you have just said you risk two things:
1) They realize that what you said was not an innocent comment made in passing. You waiting for a response can often telegraph through Read More