How We Learn to Be SI
In This Chapter
• SI takes a lifetime
• How babies get socially smart
• Relationships and your brain
• How to get wisdom
As I said in the previous chapter, the goal of this book is to help you understand and develop your social intelligence. But before I leap into suggestions for boosting your social smarts, it may help to review a few basics.
Think of it this way: If I were your coach, being paid to help you improve your athletic performance (you know, for that Tour de France thing you plan to win next year?), I’d start by making sure you understood some fundamentals: how your muscles function and change, the training process, good nutrition, mental training, and so on. Then, when I piled on the workouts, all that ...