on 31 December 2008
Good book. So much information that I had to read it twice and I still haven't taken it all in. The basic idea is awareness and management of your emotions and those of others. There are concepts here that everyone will find useful - all you need is a willingness to learn more about yourself. It can be scary at times to see the low level (or absence) of some of these principles in ourselves, but self-realisation is the first step towards improvement in any area.
It's not perfect. Some of the exercises are a bit vague and could benefit from an example. Also, there is a tendency to see things in
black and white with no middle ground. Certain things about the reader are assumed - family/friends who are willing to let you practice your new-found skills, various past experiences ready to be recalled. The last section is about using EI in the work place, in intimate relationships and with children - 3 areas that are not open to many people. And some of the sections are annoyingly short, but it is a small book.
However, I would recommend reading this book (at least once). We can all learn something from it.
As ever with Amazon sellers, the transaction and delivery went without a hitch. I was disappointed in the book, which I bought to develop my understanding of theory about emotional intelligence, rather than because I need help (though I expect I do!) It was too simple and contained small written exercises I had no desire to do. I did not learn anything, lost patience and, perhaps foolishly, threw away the book. I think it would be suitable for someone who is deeply conscious of needing help and who needs the level of information given. Perhaps I just bought into the wrong series for my particular needs.
on 7 June 2010
Always you expect from a book to get a big impression about it. this definitely did it. it changes your perspective of view about things, and definitely help you to deal better with situations. i suggest to give a quick read, and after that to be more thorough and make notes as it was a manual. really good you wont be dissapointed ( at least i didnt) many thanks!