Phew, this was a tough read for me, maybe a sign of my own emotional intelligence! I have decided not to add my notes and comments, instead provide some links to reviews that may expand on the theory discussed by Daniel Goleman and inspire you, like so many have been by this author. I have had to admit defeat on this one and say it didn’t bring many new ideas or inspiration for me, but will return to read again in the future.
“If your emotional abilities aren’t in hand, if you don’t have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can’t have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far” (Daniel Goleman).
“True compassion means not only feeling another’s pain but also being moved to help relieve it” (Daniel Goleman).
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Keywords: EI; Emotional Intelligence; Self control; Empathy; Alexithymia.