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Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships | [Daniel Goleman]

Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships

Emotional Intelligence was a phenomenon, selling more than five million copies worldwide. Now, in Social Intelligence, Daniel Goleman explores an emerging science with startling implications for our interpersonal world. Its most amazing discovery: we are "wired to connect", designed for sociability, constantly engaged in a "neural ballet" that connects us, brain to brain, with those around us.
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Emotional Intelligence was a phenomenon, selling more than five million copies worldwide. Now, in Social Intelligence, Daniel Goleman explores an emerging science with startling implications for our interpersonal world. Its most amazing discovery: we are "wired to connect", designed for sociability, constantly engaged in a "neural ballet" that connects us, brain to brain, with those around us.

Far more than we are consciously aware, our daily encounters shape our brains and affect cells throughout our bodies. Our reactions to others send out cascades of hormones that regulate everything from our hearts to our immune systems, making good relationships act like vitamins, and bad relationships like poisons. Here, Daniel Goleman explains how we can use our astonishing capacity for "mindsight" to answer some of life's most essential questions: Is there a way to raise our children to be happy? What is the basis of a nourishing marriage? How can business leaders and teachers inspire the best in those they lead and teach? How can groups divided by prejudice and hatred come to live together in peace?

Goleman's heartening news is that humans have a built-in bias toward empathy, cooperation, and altruism, provided we develop the social intelligence to nurture these capabilities in ourselves and others.

©2006 Daniel Goleman; (P)2006 Audio Renaissance, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC

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    James Three Forks, MT, USA 12-20-06
    James Three Forks, MT, USA 12-20-06
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    "Good, if it didn't repeat"

    This book is good... if abridged. The unabridged is extremely long and repetative. If it's unabridged or nothing, I would choose nothing.

    49 of 55 people found this review helpful
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    Roy Beaumont, TX, United States 05-27-10
    Roy Beaumont, TX, United States 05-27-10 Member Since 2005
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    "A Companion to Emotional Intelligence"

    Daniel Goleman has expanded his work in Emotional Intelligence by incorporating new research findings from neuro-sociology, - plasticity, and -psychology. He applies this new knowledge to social circumstances broadly defined.

    I wish that Goleman had gone further than he has in this particular volume. The first section deals with neuroplasticity and its immplicaton. Then the remainder of the book takes up various related topics. The key, to my thinking, would have been to directly apply what is available in the literature to social interactions. His next book will give us more to think about.

    Otherwise, the book is informative and interesting. It is well read by Dennis Boutsikaris.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    William Canada 02-22-10
    William Canada 02-22-10 Member Since 2009

    Life long learner of all sorts of things.

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    "A Triumph!"

    This book is well laid out, full of useful information, and is an excellent, current, overview of issues facing society. Should be required reading for every person on the planet, as there are helpful and instructive ways to improve a person's life. (A kid version would be wonderful)

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Roger Smith Orlando, Florida United States 08-22-07
    Roger Smith Orlando, Florida United States 08-22-07 Member Since 2000

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Word Soup"

    The author writs like this ... blah blah blah ... a mildly interesting psychological study .... a brief insight into its meaning ... blah blah blah .... blah blah blah.

    It is just words on, and on, and on. After 2 hours of listening I am still waiting for some really useful insights. They are all small and obvious so far.

    I am throwing in the towel at 2 hours. BTW - Gladwell has some of these studies in "Blink", and it is much more interesting to listen to.

    21 of 32 people found this review helpful
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    Steve USA 08-26-07
    Steve USA 08-26-07
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    "Don’t torture yourself"

    In the first chapter we are serenaded with a sales pitch to buy his previous work and the rest of the book follows in suit with that shallowness.

    This audio book presents like those people we have all met throughout our lives where their insecurity is revealed by their obvious need to use big words and technical mumbo-jumbo to convince us of their importance or knowledge on a topic.

    If you are above the age of 10, you have witnessed that people with a bad attitude that lash out in anger, will make for a negative social/work environment. The author fills us in on this obvious reality with boring fluff of a Security Guard-was-rude-to-me type story. Apparently he walked into a restricted area and his negative lingering emotions he felt as a result of getting yelled at was some sort of epiphany. Gee!! Feel like you learned something? In another example he attempts to mystify us with his wana-be-intelligencia with the idea that “Technology offers nominal communication in actual isolation”. It’s funny how the Orator puts some emphasis on this, as if we have been revealed a truth from God. (Just re-read that quote a few times and that is how the unsubstantive fluff in this book reads.) He then drones on about some perceived disconnect by crapping on cell phones, computers, and iPods. You see, while he plays us ipod people off like we are disconnected with society, the reality is that discussion with arbitrary people in a big city has little ROI. I decided to invest my attention more wisely. As a result of my "ipod", I learned Spanish and now, in contrast to the authors several examples of how technology puts up walls, I actually have been able to get closer to exponentially more people since there are many Spanish speaking people in my area. I also have a new appreaciation for beautiful cultures that I had no access without knowledge of their language.

    33 of 52 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle Kent, OH, USA 03-18-10
    Michelle Kent, OH, USA 03-18-10 Member Since 2010
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    "Easy to Listern to and interesting!"

    I loved this book. Lots of accurate and interesting information. I did not find it cliche or outdated.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Pablo Coatzacoalcos, Mexico 11-27-12
    Pablo Coatzacoalcos, Mexico 11-27-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Emotions and the brain"
    What made the experience of listening to Social Intelligence the most enjoyable?

    It was a good rhythm and you don't get bored easily


    What other book might you compare Social Intelligence to and why?

    Emotions: freedom from anger, jealousy & fear by Osho, the reason is that it teaches you that you can control your emotions.


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from Social Intelligence?

    I have learned why I act in certain ways and how I can improve my life by understanding and handling those situations better.


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    Rosanne Purnwasie 11-21-12 Member Since 2006
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    "Great presentation!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Social Intelligence to be better than the print version?

    The only reason I would reference the print version is if I need to quote a page number. I was very satisfied with the audio edition. Given my present situation, I would not have been able to sit down and read a text such as this.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Not applicable


    Have you listened to any of Dennis Boutsikaris’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not heard this narrator before and I am very pleased with his performance compared to some others who narrate texts. He uses inflections and pauses when required.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    As this was a text, I was very pleased with the presentation. It did not produce any emotional reaction with the exception of some "Ah..ha" moments when explanations were elaborated.


    Any additional comments?

    I would highly recommend this book to any person who is involved in a "helping profession", parents, counsellors, religious leaders, and community leaders. This book will assist persons with raising their children and assist individuals to exercise preventative behaviours rather than reactive behaviours.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Eric Central Point, OR, United States 10-29-12
    Eric Central Point, OR, United States 10-29-12
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    "Should be required reading for all!"

    This book lives up to its high reputation! Being a student of psychology and anthropology, I really appreciate Goleman's holistic approach to understanding the complexities to human intelligence and interpersonal interactions. This is a book to study, more than to just read once.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Todd Glen Rock, PA, USA 01-08-10
    Todd Glen Rock, PA, USA 01-08-10 Member Since 2006
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    "Know Thyself"

    Every now and then you come across a book like this with many "ah ha" moments in it. Simply awesome! To finally understand the awkward moments and strange behaviors in others and in ourselves, Social Intelligence maps the why and what-on-earth-were-you-thinking areas of the brain that cause human beings to do the things they do. This book is worth many listens.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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