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Emotional Intelligence, 10th Edition

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Publisher's Summary

Everyone knows that high IQ is no guarantee of success, happiness, or virtue, but until Emotional Intelligence, we could only guess why. Daniel Goleman's brilliant report from the frontiers of psychology and neuroscience offers startling new insight into our “two minds” - the rational and the emotional - and how they together shape our destiny.  

Through vivid examples, Goleman delineates the five crucial skills of emotional intelligence and shows how they determine our success in relationships, work, and even our physical well-being. What emerges is an entirely new way to talk about being smart.   

The best news is that “emotional literacy” is not fixed early in life. Every parent, every teacher, every business leader, and everyone interested in a more civil society has a stake in this compelling vision of human possibility.  

©2005 Daniel Goleman (P)2018 Daniel Goleman

Critic Reviews

“A thoughtfully written, persuasive account explaining emotional intelligence and why it can be crucial to your career.” (USA Today

“Good news to the employee looking for advancement [and] a wake-up call to organizations and corporations.” (The Christian Science Monitor)

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So Helpful

Gives hope for positive change in social abilities no matter what stage you are in life.

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Loved this book!

Really enjoyed this book, couldnt stop listening!! I did struggle with the voice initially, I had just listened to a booked read with a very animated voice and this one was very opposite. Once I got used to it the reading style fit with the content of the book 😊

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Dull and bad narration

The narration is very robotic.
The content is very dry and academic, I couldn’t get through it

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Brilliant

Every early childhood educator must read this!
It’s a great tool for educators of all ages, psychologists and patents. Also a great way to help people who are dealing with anxiety and depression.
Brilliant work!

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What a shame

Amazing content about emotional intelligence delivered by what sounded like a computer/machine voice. Made it very hard to stay interested

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Incredibly Illuminating

You will finally learn why you did all those stupid things even though you didn't want to, and why the people around you seem to do stupid things even though they don't want to.
Only downside is there isn't advice on what to do about it!

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Great content, deadpan delivery

Reads like an American high school science film you fell asleep to. Not enough vibrancy in the delivery, so matter of fact it lost novelty in the joy of discovery.

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Great book, terrible narrator

I have the paperback and hadn’t found the time to finish it over a few weeks so I tried listening to it instead. I loved the book and got a lot out of it but it’s a shame that the narrator sounds like a robot, or would be a lot easier to take in with the author reading the book.

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The Voice is terrible

This is my first experience with audible. I am very disappointed. Daniel Coleman had a lovely voice in the introduction and then it leads in to the horrible robotic voice narrating the rest of the book. I cannot continue listening, it’s so bad.

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Hard work

The content is good - a little repetitive in parts - but the narration is awful. It’s a real shame Daniel didn’t narrate more than the opening

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  • J. Mack
  • 16-01-2019

Good book. Not so as audiobook.

I was looking forward to this book after hearing an interview with the author, Daniel Goleman. I was pleased enough with his narration of the Preface or Introduction. However, when the main narrator started Part One, I found hit tone and cadence very robotic sounding. It was such a distraction and annoyance that I stopped listening after the first chapter. I ended up returning the audiobook. Disappointing.

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  • Carlos Muskus
  • 05-11-2018

the voice of the narrator is unbearable, don't buy

the voice of the narrator changes from the initial one to a robotic and unbearable one after the initial chapter. I felt robbed or scammed when this happened.

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  • slcofparadise
  • 27-01-2019

Great book terrible Editing

Too bad the editing on this amateur level. The preview only covers the introduction read by the author which is great. When the narration from Barrett Whitener starts horrible editing starts too. Mechanical, sped up, monotone narration makes it really hard to enjoy and focus on the book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19-10-2018

this is not the original book

very scientific explanation of emotional intelligence, no real advice , explaining how the brain works emotionally , explaining how amygdala works

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  • Dardir
  • 15-07-2019

so repititive and not practical for daily life

so repititive and not practical for daily life, no practical lessons to apply EI concepts, only repeating of the value of EI without giving you how to apply

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  • Nick
  • 31-03-2019

Narrator too Robotic

Absolutely struggled to finish. Forced myself to out of sheer will. Most memorable moment was when it was over. First reason I did not enjoy it is that the narrator was extremely robotic and monotone. For a book about emotional intelligence, the narrator read with zero emotion. which made it difficult to stay with. The next reason I did not enjoy it is that it was not what I expected. I was looking for a book about emotional intelligence as it applies to leaders, CEOs, business relationships, etc...and this book was not that. I would not recommend this book to anyone else.

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  • BeJay Chambers
  • 21-01-2019

Technically proficient

I've started this book twice before. I finished this time. While I think there is a wealth of information about the subject of emotional intelligence, I wish there was more practical application to increase one's EI.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-11-2019

Good Information, Dry narrator

The content of the book is good, but the narrator reading the book sounds like a robot, the intro is by the author which is better but once you get to chapter 1 there is the same dry voice for the rest of the book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16-10-2019

Great content but terrible performance.

Can’t get through the audiobook because of the robotic monotonous narration, but highly recommend the actual book

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  • Chokita
  • 06-02-2019

Strategies

I thought the book would provide more strategies and suggestions for different situations. Except that the book is very good.

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  • Jurgis
  • 30-03-2019

They should teach this stuff in every school

Loved it. I think that this book is the key to self analysis and happier life. Highly recommend it.

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  • Matthew
  • 09-12-2018

Worst narrator voice on Audible so far

Almost difficult to finish with the narrators croaky, nasal voice. The book itself is excellent if dry and technical

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-12-2019

Robot narrator

Such an interesting topic but I could not listen to the robotic narrator for a second longer. I'm really disappointed and regret purchasing this by audio. Irritated that I know need to buy another (non-audio) copy to read myself.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-06-2019

great subject matter - repetitive

The tonality of the author becomes hard work after a few hour. The content is brilliant and clearly Daniel knows his stuff,but at times I felt like I needed a background in brain surgery.

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  • GaeleTheWireAgency
  • 03-02-2019

Insightful and a good starting point

This book was fascinating! Understanding that EQ can be taught and that you can re-wire your brain is something I had never thought of.

I would have liked to get a PDF attached to the book with an EQ questionnaire/assessment for kids as explained in the book. The examples narrated in the book were good but having a practical framework or outline of how to assess self awareness and other EQ aspects in ourselves or our peers would have made this book a full 5 stars!

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  • 0wen101
  • 20-12-2018

overrated

bad bad bad read..
If not dead already from boredom, you'll certainly be no more 'emotionally intelligent' reading/listening to this tome.
Long winded, self-congratulatory and tons of tedious human brain physiology trivia and minutiae listing various emotional impairments and what not.
You could sum the whole thing up by saying 'along with IQ, being emotionally mature is important'.
Message to author - You dont need to understand engines in order to drive an automobile.

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  • MFS
  • 22-11-2018

Great Read

This book had great technical content balanced with analogies the lay person could appreciate. I found this book a page turner and left me hungry to learn more about EI. The techniques described are really useful and I can see how I can take this learning into my work place.

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  • ella
  • 05-02-2019

Bad narration

You try the sample and get Daniel Goleman who is OK as a narrator, but he only narrates the introduction !!!!! Then you get a robotic monotone voice who basically kills the book.....very bad choice of narrator for what is a very good book.