THE PRECOCIOUS CHILD
The Precocious Child is the immature archetype that gives rise to the mature Magician.
The Precocious Child vs the Magician
The Precocious Child is basically a less evolved version of the Magician. He has many interests but may not have specialized in anything yet (one of the hallmarks of the Magician is spending large amounts of time, energy and money to acquire special knowledge and skills). Although the Precocious Child is eager to help others with his unique knowledge and skills, he must be careful not to overestimate himself as this may do more harm than good.
Positive qualities of the Precocious Child
The shadow of the Precocious Child
- Reflective / introspective
The aggressive polarity of the Precocious Child's shadow is the Know-It-All Trickster
. He believes himself superior and is not afraid to express this. Think of a businessman who is too busy and important to talk to you. He is also an expert at tricking others into unfortunate situations. He has some knowledge or skills that he believes make him superior to others, but he is actually disconnected from the Divine Child
. His energy comes from envy -- the Know-It-All Trickster envies the specialness, beauty and creativity of others.
The boy (or man) who is under the power of the other pole of the dysfunctional Shadow of the Precocious Child, the naive Dummy
, is also disconnected from his Divine Child. But in contrast to the Know-It-All Trickster, he is unresponsive and dull. Instead of ridiculing others, he is ridiculed. He may, however, be far brighter than he shows. His behavior may mask a hidden grandiosity that feels itself too important and too vulnerable to come into the world. This is not right. The Dummy must let go of his reservations. He must get in touch with the Divine Child and learn to express himself.
The Precocious Child in the PUA world
The Precocious Child, especially in its aggressive polarity, has a talent for deflating egos. For example, the Know-It-All Trickster will try to bring anyone down. Sometimes this is deserved and will be of service to the "victim" who also may think too much of himself. The mature Magician will only ever do this with good intentions. The point is that we will sometimes encounter Know-It-All Tricksters when we are talking to a woman. These are the guys that will approach you and try to shift the woman's attention to himself by bringing you down. Some of these guys could never approach a woman any other way and are envious of you for having the balls, and maybe an enthusiasm and creativity they don't have. They are not in touch with the Divine Child. Don't be that guy.
As a man fully in touch with his Precocious Child you may yourself have a talent for deflating egos. I'm talking about dealing with bitch shields. A woman may act like she is too important to talk to you, but if you can manage to deflate her ego and bring her down to earth, you will be on the right path.
Adventurous: you have to be adventurous when trying to pick up women.
Curious: be interested to be interesting. If you are curious about the woman you are talking to, you will talk less. Women like to talk and you will learn more about her while keeping yourself mysterious. Even being interested in your environment can help you here. If you notice unique things about the room or the people in it, you have something to talk about besides "so what do you do?"
Reflective / Introspective: what did you do right in your approach? What went wrong? Is the issue deeper? Do you need to work on certain aspects of yourself as a person?
Helpful: give feedback to your wing.
I can go on and on. As you can see it's extremely important to have a connection to your Precocious Child in the pickup world.