Do you play poker to socialize?
To explore your poker minds deeply, you need to think about your own poker playing style. It comes down to why you play poker in the beginning. Do you play to socialize? Because you enjoy the thrill of competition? To prove something? Whatever the reason, or combination of reasons, your style of play is going to reflect that.
Self-honesty is the silver bullet. It does you no good to learn correct poker strategy if you won’t use that knowledge when it counts. You can read books, study hand histories, buy fancy software or poker cheating products to calculate percentages for you, but nothing and nobody will ever make you into a first-rate poker player but you.