We as humans are fascinating creatures and I am always willing to learn more about the science behind why we do what we do.

I am not and have never been a social butterfly, so I was naturally quite curious about this book Social Chemistry. There were several standout statements and/or views that really got my attention and sparked some serious conversation threads. I already knew that my avoidance of social situations hindered my growth professionally, but I had not factored in the impact it could possibly have on my overall health. Very interesting.

A good percentage of the book’s girth is professor Marissa King citing her sources, which gently guides you through the process of her thorough research. I even found myself participating in an anonymous online lab test that was mentioned (to determine your aptitude for emotional intelligence based on your ability to recognize subtle changes in facial features) just for kicks.

If you are into science and enjoy learning the quirks of human nature, you will probably enjoy this book as much as I did.

I’d like to thank the author, NetGalley, and Dutton / Penguin Random House for allowing me to read a copy of Social Chemistry: Decoding the Elements of Human Connection for an honest review. 4 stars.

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