Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships - Chapters 1-3 Summary & Analysis

Daniel Goleman
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Chapters 1-3 Summary and Analysis

Summary: "Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships" is a non-fiction book written by Daniel Goleman, an award-winning psychologist and journalist. This book is meant as a companion piece to Goleman's best-seller Emotional Intelligence.

At the onset of the book Goleman makes the argument that as human beings we are "Wired to Connect". The first and longest section of the six that this book is broken into takes it's title from this idea. In the very first chapter, Goleman talks about 'the low road'. The low road is a neural pathway that deals with emotional, and non-verbal messages sent from the brain. Body-language, facial expressions, even a shift in tone, all of these are factors picked up by the low road. As the name suggests, the low road is an instinctual and mostly reactionary, and while it can...

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