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The Like Switch

Welcome to my The Like Switch book summary!

One-Sentence-Summary: “…to get people to like you, without saying a word.”

Recommended to me by the host of a podcast I was on, The Like Switch makes me rethink sentiments of the “deep state”. Written by an ex-FBI agent, this book is wholey unimpressive and super basic.

“If a man wears an expensive suit and cheap watch, he is pretending to be someone he is not.” (p. 58)

I tried. I tried a couple more times. I reached page 50 and lost steam forgetting about the book for months. Aren’t you supposed to lead with the good stuff?

Reminds me of Verbal Judo written by a washed-up cop, somehow accomplished in that world, having been giving so much ass-kissing throughout his career, the tone of his book is admonishingly repulsive.

I stopped reading The Like Switch by Jack Schafer, Ph.D.. Last page: 84

booboo real-time book rating: ★★☆☆☆ (percentage of books with this rating: 34%)

As I read the book, you will find my in-progress The Like Switch review and book summary notes below.

“The Golden Rule of Friendship – If you want people to like you, make them feel good about themselves.” (p. 75)

Really basic information, not even worth summarizing here, and I’m no social wizard. To make my final decision to banish this book to the Unfinished category on my digital bookshelf, I flipped to the most interestingly titled chapter, “The Laws of Attraction.” We all know it, it fascinates all of us. First section is titled ‘The Law of Similarity (“Common Ground”)’. NOT a great start, I thought. The first sentence, “People who share the same perspectives, attitudes, and activities tend to develop close relationships.” I’m so fucking out.

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