reading about this now in The Courage to be Disliked
seems pretty fucking stupid, maybe if you are the alpha-omega normie that will work, or you don't give a single fuck about personal relationships (which would go against the rest of the book, so far)
Then again I'm only half way through the book. But so far all the examples have been avoiding the fact that you need to be fake in order to receive what you need from others. Like the example in the book I thought it was finally going to address, was that the guy's boss didn't like him. Instead of bringing up the point that the boss is the one paying him, he says that the problem with the boss not liking him is that he can't get his work done, which is then rightfully pointed out as being no more a piss poor excuse for not doing your work. That's obviously not the issue with your boss not liking you, the issue is he will be more likely to fire you, or more likely to not promote you.
But like I said, just about only half way done, maybe Alfred Adler will stop living in lala land by the end.