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Product Details

  • Paperback: 360 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (July 14 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470157321
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470157329
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 1.8 x 23.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 540 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #79,822 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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.

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Virgie on March 31 2013
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Common sense is not common. Needless to say, Having High IQ is not equivalent to Intelligence because intelligence encompasses more than just street smarts or books smart, Nice book for a intro to it
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Great book
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
Excellent Book, I highly recommend this book Oct. 4 2009
By Alan Lederman - Published on Amazon.com
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This book deals with all the difficulties I have had with my relationships. Little things would upset me and I would take it out on the people around me, just because I I was in a bad mood. Now, I think twice and try to put the upset into perspective in the grand scheme of things. I also use the technique of thinking will this matter in a few days,,,,,,a few weeks,,,,,, a few months,,,,,, and of course, it won't.

I work with some people I don't like also. In the corporate world, some people are strictly focused on getting ahead, looking good, career advancement, doing as little as possible etc. Not values I share. When I must interact with them, after reading this book, although it is still my first reaction to get annoyed when I am confronted with their self serving agenda, on Dr.Stein's advice, I take a step back, I actively work on being pleasant instead of annoyed and I keep my interactions short.

I highly recommend this book for anyone who wants to improve their own life by working on their interpersonal relationships.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Not just for dummies May 3 2011
By Don Booz - Published on Amazon.com
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I have been reading lots of books on Emotional Intelligence. However, not every book can be judged by its title. Take the book entitled, "Emotional Intelligence for Dummies", for example. Of course I knew that sooner or later such a book would appear on the long list of similar books for dummies. But I bought the book even though I don't consider myself a dummy about emotional intelligence. To my surprise, it was well written and full of helpful information.
Once you get past the title there is a wealth of information contained inside the book. The author, Steven Stein, co-authored "The EQ Edge" with Howard Book. Needless to say, Dr. Stein knows what he is talking about and I am now going to recommend "Emotional Intelligence for Dummies" to all my clients. What is important to know is that Dr. Stein is highly respected clinical psychologist who is considered an expert on emotional intelligence.
If I were to give any homework assignments on emotional intelligence, I would suggest that people need to pay particular attention to the last third of the Stein's book. Reading chapters 14 thru 16 would definitely help anyone who works with another person. But there would also be benefits for other relationships such as your spouse, best friend or life partner.
You don't have to be a dummy to read this book. However, I could almost guarantee that you would be a smarter person after you finished it.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Emotional Intelligence for Dummies Aug. 4 2013
By Adriaan Nieman - Published on Amazon.com
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The book is a terrific self-help guide for a person without any knowledge about emotional intelligence whatsoever. However, even a little knowledge about the subject makes the book superfluous and mediocre. I expected a lot more. The continuous warnings not to try anything at home, and to take tests only with the guidance of a professional, makes it a waste of time and money. I could have spent the time reading the book at a psychologist and completed the tests immediately, and have them interpreted. Eventually I would not suggest this as good reading to anybody. In my opinion the guidance of this book is self evident and common knowledge.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Great Read Oct. 7 2012
By Kate - Published on Amazon.com
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Easy to read while also teaching of the complexities of the subject. Has many practical tips and self assesment ideas as well as useful information for assessing others and teaching others.
A must read for everyone! Feb. 8 2014
By C Davis - Published on Amazon.com
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If everyone read this book at some point in their lives, the world should be a better place. I will be handing this to my sons when they are old enough to understand the concept of EI. Having emigrated from another country, we've been prompted to assess out lives in every way and this book has helped us understand the relationships in our lives and ultimately why we emigrated. Easy to read, enough depth and good, interesting chapters.