The Social Skills Guidebook: Manage Shyness, Improve Your Conversations, and Make Friends, Without Giving Up Who You Are

The Social Skills Guidebook: Manage Shyness, Improve Your Conversations, and Make Friends, Without Giving Up Who You Are

by Chris MacLeod

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780994980700
Publisher: Christopher MacLeod
Publication date: 01/23/2016
Pages: 362
Sales rank: 155,879
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Chris MacLeod runs SucceedSocially.com, one of the largest, most visited online resources on social skills. He struggled with shyness, loneliness, poor self-confidence, and social awkwardness when he was younger. Once he had put the worst of those problems behind him he wanted to help people with similar issues get through them more easily than he did. He holds a B.A. Honors in Psychology, and a Master of Social Work, with a focus on counseling.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

1. The Overall Process of Improving Your Social Skills
2. Addressing Some Common Challenges and Concerns about Working on Your Social Skills

SECTION 1: TACKLING THE MAIN MENTAL BARRIERS TO SOCIALIZING

3. Seeing the Effects of Shyness, Anxiety, Poor Self-confidence, and Discouragement
4. Shifting Your Mind-set About Your Social Discomfort
5. Handling Counterproductive Thinking About Socializing
6. Hands-on Strategies for Taking the Edge Off Anxiety
7. Reducing Fears and Insecurities through Real-world Experiences
8. Increasing Your Self-Esteem and Confidence

SECTION 2: DEVELOPING YOUR CONVERSATION SKILLS

9. Getting a Basic Feel for Conversations
10. Dealing with Awkward Silences in Conversations
11. Starting One-on-One Conversations
12. Having Deeper Conversations
13. Ending Conversations
14. Navigating Group Conversations
15. Making Conversation in Particular Situations
16. Becoming Aware of Empathy
17. Core Listening Skills
18. Recognizing and Acting on Other People's Nonverbal Communication
19. Improving Your Own Nonverbal Communication
20. Conversation Mistakes
21. Being More Likable
22. Being More Fun
23. Assertiveness Skills

SECTION 3; FORMING AND GROWING FRIENDSHIPS

24. Introduction to the Process of Making Friends
25. Finding Potential Friends
26. Making Plans with Potential Friends
27. Deepening New Friendships
28. Making a Group of Friends
29. Making Friends in Particular Situations
30. Troubleshooting the Process of Making Friends
31. Looking Forward as Your Social Skills Improve

Appendix A: Asperger's Syndrome/Mild Autism

Further Reading

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