From the Back Cover
Take control of your emotions to achieve success in the workplace and happiness at home
Being aware of and able to control your emotions is oneof the keys to success in life, both professionally and personally. This friendly guide will help you to understand your feelings and how you can manage them, instead ofhaving them control you. Through practical, proven techniques and helpful exercises, you'll discover how you can increase your confidence, build stronger relationships with your partner, family, and colleagues, and find authentic happiness.
Manage your emotions — identify your feelings, determine whatbeliefs cause negative emotions, and stop self-destructive behaviors
Discover the power of empathy — read other people's emotions through facial cues and body language and show them you understand their feelings
Thrive at work — find a job that's right for you, overcome hassles and fears, and develop your leadership skills
Build and sustain meaningful relationships — discover how to take your partner's emotional temperature and manage emotions to grow closer
Raise an emotionally intelligent child — keep your cool with your child, coax shy children out of their shells, and get your child to be less aggressive and defiant
"I suspect Emotional Intelligence For Dummies will motivate you to adopt a broader view of what it means to be smart, and you will find yourself further developing the emotional skills that allow you to lead a more satisfying life."
—Peter Salovey, PhD, Professor of Psychology, Yale University
Open the book and find:
The science behind emotional intelligence
Exercises to help you turn negative emotions positive
Ways to diffuse tense situations
How to improve your performance at work
Why emotionally intelligent workplaces are more productive
The four keys to a lasting relationship
What battles are worth fighting — and when to keep quiet
How to help your child become emotionally aware
About the Author
Steven J. Stein
, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and CEO of Multi-Health Systems (MHS), a leading international test publishing company. A leading expert on psychological assessment and emotional intelligence, he has consulted to military and government agencies, including the U.S. Air Force, Army, and Navy; special units of the Pentagon; and the FBI Academy; as well as corporate organizations, including American Express, Canyon Ranch, and professional sports teams.