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Key to unlocking the laws of social interaction,
This review is from: The Art Of Seduction (Paperback)
If Robert Greene's 33 Strategies was the book for dealing with social issues, then this is the ideal book for dealing with social interaction. With Robert Greene's books it's only by reading them time and time again that you receive the full benefit. If you read this book once you might just see it as a book that highlights the styles of the pickup artist, but after fully absorbing the material you should come to realize that this book reveals how one understands people on a much deeper level and why we often have trouble relating to one another. For instance I came to realize that the reason conversations I had with people were boring was because I was not injecting questions and a mentality of focusing on feelings and when I did speak myself I completely left out focusing on the visual aspect of our senses. And it made me realize why I had failed in trying to establish relationships at an earlier age. One girl I tried to date was a "Dandy" which was the reason she was always out of grasp and aloof and frustrated me and the other was a "Coquette" who required more continuous flirtation and heavy persistence to fully win her over even though she had signaled her interests in me. I could have avoided these types or changed my approach if I had known sooner. To me this book was eye opening and I recommend for anyone to have an open mind when reading this and to read it at least 2-3 times before assuming you've gained its entire wealth of knowledge. I think all of Robert Greene's books are supremely foundational for anyone suffering in any area of their lives. Don't be turned off by the perceived immorality of these books - the conniving may become more conniving, but people who are already of a higher integrity will not sacrifice that by applying the methods to their own personality.