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A Bit Too Contemporary,
This review is from: Emotional Intelligence (Paperback)
This book gets off to a good start, but then falls into the Maslow trap of when you've got a hammer, you see every problem as a nail. By the end of the book I thought 'emotional intelligence' was a pretty weedy phenomemon and there was far too much doom and gloom in the book.
One of my favourite books of all time is The Anatomy of Melancholy by Robert Burton. Most of the stuff in Burton (written over 400 years ago) is covered by Goleman. Only Goleman dresses it up as the latest scientific research.
Things like reliving trauma as a way of purging it were intriguing. By the end I was skipping pages so I could take it to the charity shop.