Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ Review

E-Book, 354 Pages
Non-Fiction/ Psychology
By: Daniel Goleman
Rating: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ 3/4

โ€œFor better or worse, intelligence can come to nothing when the emotions hold sway.โ€

I came upon this book when my housemate was reading it and he gave me a paragraph to read about a girl who thought was very similar to me. That was 6-7 years ago and I never forgot that moment. When I decided to read more non-fiction, I knew I had to read this book at some point and I am glad that I finally did.

The book title is self explanatory as it speaks about EQ and why it is important and can be more important than the IQ which the society is obsessed with. But that’s my problem with this book, it speaks about the subject but it did not provide practical ways to apply this knowledge.

The book can be dense too, there are a couple of chapters about neuroscience and the author says they can be skipped but I read them as I am a fan of the subject. But after a while the book becomes redundant and the author repeats what he is saying in different ways. The parts about medicine were very intriguing and very important for me as I think this area should be expanded in the daily practice.

Summary: I don’t have much to say about the book. It is interesting and informative but sometimes over descriptive and repetitive. I wanted less telling and more showing from the practical POV. I think the paragraph my friend made me read and which made me pick this up kind of gave me different expectations about the book but I think I got something from this which is my goal from reading more Non-Fiction books!

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