Improve my social skills with points, levels, and prizes
November 30, 2012 12:00 PM Subscribe
Do you have suggestions/recommendations for games and/or desensitization practices with the objective of improving social skills? Shyness and/or introversion filter.
posted by Dances with sock puppets to human relations (8 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
My goal is to improve my social skills, ranging from introducing myself to people (business situations), small talk (probably all situations), and tackling most aspects associated with shyness and/or introversion.
I've come to the conclusion that although reading books can be step 1, I need to practice these things, too.
I can be competitive, love games, and so my current idea is to compete against a friend who is also introverted and we will have certain goals and or things to practice...I am hoping that this desensitizes me to the voice in my head that says run the opposite direction.
I am looking for suggestions for any books, websites, etc. that may helped you improve your social skills; if you have run across resources that have used a gaming approach that would be helpful.
If this approach worked for you, would you be willing to share what things did or did not work for you to improve?
Or if there are better approaches that helped you improve social skills, decrease shyness, and/or mitigate introversion, would you share these ideas and/or point to those resources?