Of course, the accepted stereotype of gamers is that they are socially isolated basement dwellers. Well, either that or violent school shooter types that train on video games. But I feel like modern games are actually training people to be the opposite of both of those. Games like Mass Effect, The Walking Dead, and Deus Ex: Human Revolution (the dialog "boss battles" specifically) encourage diplomacy, and solving problems by listening and talking.
In my case, I feel like this leads me to a "Sheperd mentality," if you will. The idea that I can solve everyone's problems if I talk to them right. Sometimes this works; I talked someone out of fighting once and felt pretty good about it. Sometimes, I'm just sticking my nose where it doesn't belong.
Do you try to be the diplomat in social situations? If so, do you feel like video games affected this at all?