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“Engaging, well-researched and frequently hilarious, From Shy To Social is one of those rare self-help books that feels like you’re being coached and encouraged by a trusted friend. An absolute must-read for all of the love shy men out there.”
– Sofi Papamarko, Relationship Columnist & Contributor to
The Huffington Post and The Globe & Mail
If your reserved nature is making it difficult for you to date and form friendships, here is some good news:
• Your shyness isn’t entirely your fault
• You can improve in ways you never thought possible
From Shy To Social: The Shy Man's Guide to Personal & Dating Success goes far beyond simple dating pointers by providing practical assignments and cutting-edge advice for the love shy man to build social aptitude and improve dating success. An extensive reference manual on social improvement, From Shy To Social teaches you how to gain confidence in everything from telephone manners to group interaction to directly approaching women for conversation. Each assignment builds on the skills learned previously to lift your social and dating ability to an exciting new level.
Follow the advice & practical assignments to:
• Improve style, body language and voice tone
• Eliminate passivity and become confidently assertive
• Build one-on-one and group conversational skills
• Reduce anxiety when talking to women
• Increase your online dating success
• Build friendships and get invited out more often
• Open conversations and talk to women of different nationalities
• Learn approach skills for the street, bars, bookstores, and more
• Learn proper dating behavior so you no longer get the brush-off for a second date
Also included is a discussion of female psychology and actual transcripts of conversations that led to phone numbers and dates with women. The real-world assignments will help you get the social life you deserve, becoming the better man you want to be.
- File Size: 742 KB
- Print Length: 216 pages
- Publisher: Sunbow Press (January 4, 2012)
- Publication Date: January 4, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005P44X2C
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- X-Ray: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Great book for shy men
Many books that attempt help to improve male social skills with women do not take shy people into account. This is unfortunate as someone who is painfully shy will have a hard time implementing the strategies of those books. This author takes a different approach that I think is refreshing. While I am not “painfully shy” anymore I read the book to get some general tips on how to more social.
A much needed resource on the subject
I just finished reading “From Shy to Social” and have not yet had time to try putting it all into practice, but I will nonetheless give it five stars, being the best resource I have come across thus far. The author clearly understands the challenges which shy (heterosexual) men face. Despite much progressive politics on gender equality over the past four or five decades, when it comes to dating not much has changed: men approach women, are expected to be bold and take risks, and carry it all off with a James Bond-like confidence and composure. The shy man lacks this confidence and it typically ruins his chances of ever forming romantic relationships.
You could find better material elsewhere
I’m not unhappy with the book. But it clearly is a compilation of watered down pick up artists material and self help material.
Sad but true
Shy men are ignored and scoffed at in society. Sad but true. So it is up to the shy men to either change or be left behind. Improvement comes from within. I believe that every man should strive to improve in all facets of life, not just with interactions with women. However, this book focused on social interaction with women and offered good advice for building social skills.
Useful resource, not just for dating, for dealing with social anxiety issues
While the book is couched in the form of a self-help book for dating–and indeed, much of the book is directed towards dating–I’d like to describe it as a good commonsense guideline for breaking out of the shell that many people who suffer from social anxiety issues are trapped in (and trap themselves in). Let’s face it: dating is just another form of social interaction, and the audience for the book are people who can’t venture into dating so easily because they have social issues in general. The book describes the issues in an honest and forthright manner and prescribes the potential solutions that are, while not exactly revolutionary, but practical and manageable. I will say “potential” solutions because, as the author points out, they are not magical and will take time to work, and there is no guarantee that everything will be turned upside down quickly. You might even realize that, in some form, you might actually have heard several of the suggestions included in the book in the past, albeit in a different form. What does make the book different is that it does so in a comprehensive, encouraging, and empathetic manner that brings you to that “aha!” moment, not in an incomplete, irresponsible, and even condescending fashion that you might have encountered them in the past.
This book is really well written and the author seems a down to earth person
Wish I found This Book 5 Years Ago
As my title says I would have been so much better off in life had I found this book sooner. I struggled many years with shyness and had to slowly by myself figure out ways to overcome my shyness. Even then most of my breakthroughs were by shear luck. After buying this book and reading it I have realized things about myself that have been holding me back. I also have found many great ideas and tips that I have been doing to improve my social skills. His ideas have even inspired me to come up with more good ideas of my own to try. Since starting this book my improvement in dating and social skills has gone up exponentially.
Solid Logical Advice and Coaching in One Short Book
If you’re shy or if you’re just a person with little experience dating, this is worth the read. The author writes with a positive, coaxing attitude to encourage the reader to try the simple advice being offered. The book reads as a workbook at times, with a number of short assignments designed to increase the social confidence of the reader. The assignments begin with reasonable steps and work quickly towards what will seems like Herculean feats for the shy man. It doesn’t waste time getting to the point, which is to get the reader to change their behavior for desired results. The pace of the read also ensures that there is little risk that the reader will give up before getting to the good stuff.
I don’t write many reviews, but I feel this book really deserves it. Over the last couple of years I have search for answers, information, guidance, something to get me out of the rut I was in. This book was it. I feel I will never have to buy another book pertaining to my lack of confidence. Mr Gray writes as though he’s sitting right in front of you. He’s candid, lovingly honest, and caring. He took away all my excuses and has shined a light on the lies I believed about myself, and the lies I believed about women. I have tested what he preaches, and WOW!!! If I only knew this years ago. I’ve not met the women of my dreams, but I know Mr Gray has greatly improved my chances, I will no longer settle. The most exciting aspect of all this is the new person I am and the validation that comes with it. I’m sure there are other fine books on the market, but I highly recommend adding this one to your collection. I feel Mr Gray has written timeless truth.
Painfully,yet therapeutically, honest.
This book not only offers sound and timely advice, it also manages to explain and document the authors OWN experiences. This book is a must read for anyone looking to, thematically, improve on their social life, moved to a new city, or whatever unique situation that fits you.