• Emotional Intelligence: Improve Your Social Skills and Emotional Agility for a Better Life, Success at Work and Happier Relationships. Discover Why It Can Matter More Than IQ (EQ 2.0)

  • By: Dale Goleman
  • Narrated by: Jordan Blom
  • Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
  • 3.6 out of 5 stars (39 ratings)

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Emotional Intelligence: Improve Your Social Skills and Emotional Agility for a Better Life, Success at Work and Happier Relationships. Discover Why It Can Matter More Than IQ (EQ 2.0)

By: Dale Goleman
Narrated by: Jordan Blom
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Publisher's Summary

If you want to know yourself more deeply and know how to use emotional intelligence to live a happy life and fulfilled, then keep reading...

The subject of emotional intelligence has been the source of intellectual debate for some time. Over time, many have raised the question of why people act the way they do emotionally. Some have approached this argument from the standpoint of two schools of reason - the nature versus nurture argument.

The proponent of the nature argument traces human behavior to extra-natural factors. This branch of behavioral psychology believes that people are created to act in a certain way and remain the same for the rest of their life. Thus, there is little hope in changing one's emotional behavior.

The second school believes that human behavior evolves over a period of time depending on our environment. The proponents of this line of reasoning believe that human beings are a product of their environment. Thus, a person’s behavior is the sum total of the environments he has been exposed to throughout his life. 

Whatever school you align with, what is constant is the fact that there is a need to understand why we act the way we do emotionally. We also need to know how our emotional behavior impacts our relationship. Finally, if there is a defect in the way we act emotionally, it would be necessary to learn how to curtail these excesses. The knowledge of the above is what you will have accomplished after listening to this book.

This book is structured in a chronological format so that you don’t need to be conversant with emotional intelligence terms to have a well-rounded understanding of the concepts in the book. You will be introduced to the meaning of EQ and led through the important concepts associated with emotional intelligence. 

Below is a brief exposition into the concepts discussed in this book:

  • Meaning of emotional intelligence
  • Emotional intelligence in the workplace
  • Emotional intelligence in relationships
  • Emotional intelligence in our daily lives

We will explore how to make superior decisions in our daily lives with the help of emotional intelligence. We will also give you an insight into how to foster valuable relationships with emotional intelligence.

Finally, you will learn exercises you can explore in your daily life to improve your emotional intelligence.

You will thank yourself later for choosing to listen to this book.

Scroll up and click the "Buy Now" button. Your key to bouncing back from adversity is one click away.

©2019 Dale Goleman (P)2020 Dale Goleman

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Omg, the narrator

We need to find a way to knock a few stars off of this book. I'm sure the content COULD be great, but it's impossible to absorb any of it due to the narration. Improperly pronounced words, pauses when you can tell that he's clearly thinking about how to pronounce something, and a strange cadence really ruin it. I might consider reading this in the future, but definitely not a good listen.
I managed to make it somewhere into the first chapter before I returned it. The content - as far as I could tell - was very academic. Personally, I want to develop my emotional intelligence using a book as a tool, not be lectured on the history of emotional intelligence and how our brains process it. Give me the dumbed down version, not a dissertation.

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Great content - poor narration

This is a great book, and a more condensed look at Daniel Goldman’s
Larger work “Emotional Intelligence”. However, the audio narration is dreadful and robotic- taking pauses at odd places in the reading. You will probably get more out of the printed version of this

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This person talks too slowly and low. This person also can’t pronounce the word tertiary. It takes away from the book.

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Tough to listen to! I didn’t even get through chapter one.

Wish I could get my money back. Very difficult to listen to the voice. I’m downloading another book now called emotional intelligence 2.0 or buy a different offer.

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Snoozefest

Borrrrriiing. The narration makes this book impossible to enjoy. Wish I could return but my Audible membership is not active which also means I will be less likely to buy another book. Thanks....for nothing.

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Disappointed in how the information is delivered.

I’m really disappointed with audible on this book. It’s hard to consume this information when it’s being delivered as if a text reader is translating it. The reader is reading so slow and robotic that it’s distracting

The whole point of me paying for audible is to be able to easily consume a book while I’m on the go.

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sexist and boring

this book is both dry simply listing off emotions for whole chapters, and sexist saying "women this and men that"

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narrator sounded robotic

it was alright, I got more out of it towards the end. I'll be looking for another book on this topic.

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nearly worthless

this book is nothing more than an introduction to the concept of emotional intelligence. there is absolutely no practical advice on how to improve your EQ beyond "don't overreact or under react". equally bad is the narration. his speech is dry and emotionless, and his timber is too low. in other words, this book is very boring and a waste of time.

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  • 03-17-20

Couldn't listen to this narrator!

I was hoping to absorb some good content, but couldn't get past the self absorbed tone of this narrator.

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  • Nataliya
  • 10-27-20

Good content (probably)

I’ve read a lot of good reviews here but I found this so hard to get into and understand because of the narrator - very difficult to understand him and had an awful habit of not pronouncing words properly. I’m sorry but a very poor speaker.

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  • Annie Kay
  • 03-22-21

TOO BASIC!

I cannot believe the positive reviews for this. it is way too basic, most of it is just a glossary of words for emotions, like helllooo i have the dictionary for that. disappointed and the narrator sounds like an 80's robot.

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  • Ida Fischer
  • 09-22-20

Brilliantly written about EQ

Really enjoyed this book. Read in a nice and calming peace, while the content is interesting and meaningful. Need to listen it again not to lose its key messages. Highly recommend this book to anyone who wishes to learn more about EQ.