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Will reading The Game make me a jerk?(r/SRSDiscussion)
How to win friends and influence people seems to be the gold standard of self help books.
I don’t know if I would recommend The Game for it’s positives, merely because when you’re constantly surrounded by a certain mindset, you do tend to pick up on those characteristics, especially when a lot of it can seem to be true, PUA works because it treats women as different, women have to be tricked into sex etc, and in highschool the opposite sex can seem like a different species, so on the surface PUA looks to be the truth, evo psych also looks nice (alpha, beta males etc) but when you delve into it, that’s when you see the flaws.
The word filtering on the xkcd forum makes the conversations hilarious.