Superhuman Social Skills: A Guide to Being Likeable,

Superhuman Social Skills: A Guide to Being Likeable, The people we surround ourselves with may impact our lives than any other factor, and yet most people leave their social lives to chance What would happen if you treated social skills as though they were indeed skills, and became proactive about your social life Superhuman Social Skills is a transformative book which analyzes and explains how to be likeable, how to converse, how to tell stories, how to make friends, and how to combine those friends to create an incredible social circle If you ever feel socially awkward, don t know what to say, or wish you had or better friends, Superhuman Social Skills is for you Honest IncitefulEasy read with loads of powerful suggestions to improving your social skills and becoming a better friend I d recommend this book to any and everyone because we could all build stronger relationships and connections with each other Honest IncitefulEasy read with loads of powerful suggestions to improving your social skills and becoming a better friend I d recommend this book to any and everyone because we could all build stronger relationships and connections with each other The group of people you surround yourself with will dictate the course of your lifethan any other factor I have been following Tynan and his blog for a while now He is the person who got me interested in minimalism and who influenced me to pack just a tiny 22L backpack for an extended trip in South East Asia If you interested in minimalism, travel or an unconventional lifestyle I definitely recommend you have a look at Tynan s blog.I grabbed this book just because of the author as I t The group of people you surround yourself with will dictate the course of your lifethan any other factor I have been following Tynan and his blog for a while now He is the person who got me interested in minimalism and who influenced me to pack just a tiny 22L backpack for an extended trip in South East Asia If you interested in minimalism, travel or an unconventional lifestyle I definitely recommend you have a look at Tynan s blog.I grabbed this book just because of the author as I think he s fascinating I liked the book It s short, just at 150 pages, so it s not a big commitment I enjoyed that the book is written with personal stories and anecdotes, and not as a laundry list and reference list of research studies which is a formula a lot of self help books nowadays seem to follow While possiblyfactually correct, it s easier to engage with personal stories such as those Tynan presents us here.The main topics covered are The different levels of communication during a conversation You will have the direct logical content, a meta level where you communicate without talking, an emotional level which is for eliciting emotional responses, and a status level for calibrating your conversation with people of different social strata than you Storytelling By getting better at telling stories you will haveengaging conversations with your friends and make their and your timeenjoyable Learn how to tell stories well and calibrate to know what story to use for how and just how much detail to include so as to not bore people clearly not interested in the topic Close friends vs acquaintances Strongly prefer to spend time with your close friends rather than acquaintances if you know that your friendship with the acquaintance is unlikely to convert to a close friendship You and your close friend will both derivevalue than if you spent it with an acquaintance Of course you must also be able to figure out which acquaintances might possibly turn into a very good close friend Finally, make sure to nurture your relationships with your close friends Think of themdeeply from time to time and the influence they had on your life Don t get accustomed and take them for granted Friend groups You should have a close friend group where every person in it is in a win win situation for every unit of effort value put in, they getback Their lives are disproportionally improved by being part of the group In other words the friend group is synergistic In an optimum group every person in the group should be close friends with every other person Notice this means you should keep your friend group not too large.While the book doesn t have too much actionable content, I liked it as it made me stop and think whether I am investing enough into close friendships and friend groups The personal storytelling and the fact that I am familiar with Tynan made the bookenjoyable.Final tidbit quote on close friends They are the people whose success feels almost as good as your own Short and sweet book that goes through the mechanics of human interaction and how to getout of your interaction with friends and new people It s basically a series of short blogposts in book format, going through topics like how to tell a story , how to make a friend group and how to remember people s names.It s a valuable book that I ll probably re read at some point just to refresh my memory. I thought this book was surprisingly grounded and impactful, for its rather compact size I half expected a Tim Ferris like tone to the book some amount of survivor bias and slightly half baked ideas, but otherwise good in a utilitarian way but, I was wrong The author seemed like he had a lot of depth to him, and his advice came from that depth, which was cool.I really liked the way he broke down communication into the content, meta, emotional and status components Of all the communication I thought this book was surprisingly grounded and impactful, for its rather compact size I half expected a Tim Ferris like tone to the book some amount of survivor bias and slightly half baked ideas, but otherwise good in a utilitarian way but, I was wrong The author seemed like he had a lot of depth to him, and his advice came from that depth, which was cool.I really liked the way he broke down communication into the content, meta, emotional and status components Of all the communication books I have read that try to break human communication down into sub levels, I found this particular categorization the most satisfying.All in all, this is a really short book, and I finished in one afternoon and the book talks about all the right things, in my opinion at least, when it comes to social communication topics It don t mess around too much I d recommend to anyone its very modern and relevant

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *