Stories like "The Self-Improvement of Salvadore Ross"

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Stories like "The Self-Improvement of Salvadore Ross"

Postby Sen Oluguat » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:30 pm

"The Self-Improvement of Salvadore Ross" is an old Twilight Zone episode where a man realizes he can trade traits and conditions with other people, and begins to improve himself in order woo a woman. Unfortunately, he makes the mistake of trading her father for his compassion (since she only wants to marry a man as loving and caring as her father), and things go rather poorly for him when he tries to ask her father for her hand in marriage...

I guess I'm looking for trait swap stories where the traders have to be willing, the protagonist is slowly improving themselves in order to accomplish something, and then they make a trade that causes things to go south. (Bonus points if they include career downgrades, IQ loss, etc.) Are there any stories like that?
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