I love video games.
The only problem with gaming is that I often play alone. This has not helped my social life.
So when I noticed Level Up Your Social Life on my recommended books, I thought I'd give it a try. I'm glad I did.
Using everything from Pokemon to Pong, Level Up Your Social Life provides a solid guide for approaching social skills in a fun, gamified manner. For example, I learned how to approach body language using a parallel to the Whelk from Final Fantasy. I also learned how to deal with awkward conversations using game strategies from StarCraft. Level Up Your Social Life explains sophisticated social techniques by breaking them down into easy-to-digest gaming metaphors.
I also liked that the book uses quests that give ways to practice social skills in the real world. I've read a few self-help books, but often I forget the content a few weeks later. Since reading this book, I have yet to rush through a conversation because of the quest on "Speed Running."
My social life has improved since reading this book, and I feel like I have a much better understanding of how to take things to the next level. If you love gaming and want to get better at relationships, I recommend you check this book out.