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3.9 out of 53.9 out of 53.9 out of 53.9 out of 53.9 out of 5 3.90 (40 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Daniel Goleman Narrator: Dennis Boutsikaris Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2006 ISBN:
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Emotional Intelligence was a phenomenon, selling more than five million copies worldwide. Now, in Social Intelligence, Daniel Goleman explores an emerging science with startling implications for our interpersonal world. Its most amazing discovery: we are wired to connect, designed for sociability, constantly engaged in a neural ballet that connects us, brain to brain, with those around us.

Far more than we are consciously aware, our daily encounters shape our brains and affect cells throughout our bodies. Our reactions to others send out cascades of hormones that regulate everything from our hearts to our immune systems, making good relationships act like vitamins, and bad relationships like poisons. Here, Daniel Goleman explains how we can use our astonishing capacity for mindsight to answer some of life's most essential questions: Is there a way to raise our children to be happy? What is the basis of a nourishing marriage? How can business leaders and teachers inspire the best in those they lead and teach? How can groups divided by prejudice and hatred come to live together in peace?

Goleman's heartening news is that humans have a built-in bias toward empathy, cooperation, and altruism, provided we develop the social intelligence to nurture these capabilities in ourselves and others.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rukshana | 2/20/2014

    " Lots of bits of research put together. Good stuff but I wasn't absorbing it. Maybe revisit sometime? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liza | 2/17/2014

    " Emotional and social intelligence are fundamental concepts that should be woven into the fabric of our social and educational systems. While based on hard science, the writing is totally accessible to the common person. This is not a self-help book, rather a broad scientific overview of the biology and neuroscience behind our emotional and social interactions. Absolutely informative and fascinating. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel Gray | 2/17/2014

    " It can be a little dry and repetitive at times, but it's got a lot of interesting findings! I recommend it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeanine Marie Swenson | 2/8/2014

    " Even better sequel to the popular bestseller, Emotional Intelligence, this book has provided me with comfort and reassurance. We are hard-wired to connect emotionally and socially, despite the cultural messages of individualism, selfish, greed and consumption. Our higher power has provided us internally with all the tool that we need to survive and thrive. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Craig | 1/30/2014

    " This was a very well written (spoken) review of how important being social is in all aspects of your life, from health to happiness. Daniel does a great job of bridging science with real-world with his practical stories. He talks about the different social styles (ranging from good to sociopath) and how those different styles interact and can be adjusted to other styles. I was very impressed with this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheri Radford | 1/29/2014

    " An interesting book, if a bit dry at times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aoife Lennon | 1/18/2014

    " Okay book, but one major flaw - too much jargon! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eric | 1/10/2014

    " An interesting book, but a bit disorganized. It is a look at current research on how the brain processes and orchestrates social interactions. There are some fascinating findings, but it's not a book I'd recommend to everyone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 1/2/2014

    " Fascinating and eye opening. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 12/28/2013

    " This book can be dry at times but makes an important argument for putting weight on social intelligence, which affects literally every aspect of human life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 K H | 12/23/2013

    " Slightly disturbing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol Schindler | 12/11/2013

    " I found this book fascinating. If you are interested in how our brain works in relations to others you will love this book. It talks about mirror neurons, emotional contagions and how our interactions with others impacts our immune system. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Penny | 12/11/2013

    " Rich with information and insight, fantastic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 A. J. | 12/7/2013

    " A must read for all teachers, doctors, salespeople. A great critical thinking book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gramscracker | 9/29/2013

    " This is a fantastic book. Pretty technical. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vika | 7/24/2013

    " This is an excellent thesis on the science behind human interactions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Neehal | 2/27/2013

    " Brilliant book! Love the way Daniel Goleman puts across scientific evidence in such a readable form "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margaret Garigan | 1/29/2013

    " I know a couple of people I wish would read this. But I doubt they'd see themselves in the sections on narcissism and lack of empathy. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Julie | 12/30/2012

    " It's a difficult read as it is very dry, but with interesting parts. I only am able to read a few pages at a time, though because it does tend to put me to sleep. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matt Webb | 11/11/2012

    " Top tip: Chaplin had voluntary control of a facial muscle used in smiling that is used by most of us automatically (in the book via Ekman). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hom Sack | 10/26/2012

    " A nice sequel to Emotional Intelligence. Interesting read on the whole but drifted towards philosophy and sentimentality near the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenny | 6/1/2012

    " Very interesting. It helped me understand my students a little more. But he seems to say that we are the way we are mostly because of how our parents treated us when we were toddlers! That's a short window! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cher | 5/19/2012

    " Wow! This book really made me want to re-evaluate every relationship I'm currently maintaining. Seriously awesome & thought provoking! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marwa | 3/31/2012

    " I am mistified by the amount of facts about how our brain "NETWORKS" with others. The book made me want to know more about how we connect to each other. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shawaga | 1/3/2012

    " A really good book. The author provides a detailed explanation of how the social brain works. An essential book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adrian R | 6/27/2011

    " If just one tenth of people read this, it would change our interactions with others. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 5/12/2011

    " Work related. Hopeing it will help me understand kids/people with Autism a bit better. Audio book for my work related travel and Mom taxi related travel! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charlotte | 4/14/2011

    " great. first book i read on the topic. Had my interest from start to end and gave me lots to think about in-between. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nick | 4/11/2011

    " I got the point about 30% of the way in and stopped there. I like the ideas. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allison | 3/15/2011

    " Read for a class, some of the lessons are definitely long-lasting! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shoug | 2/26/2011

    " A really good book. The author provides a detailed explanation of how the social brain works. An essential book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eristheunorganized | 2/1/2011

    " Although the book provided a lot of interesting content, the author does go over the same points many times. He also adds many specialized vocabulary words I'm not sure were needed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yury | 1/17/2011

    " That’s an interesting book. But I feel like there are many chapters that are trying to convey the same message. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 samuel | 1/10/2011

    " Great inside look at the neurology and physiology of human interactions. Easy read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Annointed007 | 1/7/2011

    " Kind of blah and overall mostly common sense. It has some interesting information about the brain, but other than that it was whatever. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauri | 1/5/2011

    " Great book overall. Especially loved the first 3/4. The last bit was a lil dry for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bashir | 12/15/2010

    " One of the best books I read this year. Very well researched look at the way human brain processes social interactions. Very useful in understanding the underlying biological forces that determine our relationships with people and how you can use the knowledge to affect those relationships. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maria João | 11/22/2010

    " Um livro de autoaprendizagem, sobre como nos reagimos aos outros. Super interessante num ponto de vista autocritico e de autocrescimento. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gary | 11/9/2010

    " Interesting beginning, with a lot of information about the mechanics of social interaction. Second half digresses into lectures about how we should get along. Worth reading for the first half. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mohammed | 9/12/2010

    " a very good reading on the subject, will learn allot about your self "

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About the Author
Author Daniel Goleman

Daniel Goleman, PhD, covered behavioral and brain sciences for the New York Times for twelve years and is codirector of the Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations at Rutgers University. He is author of various bestselling books, including Emotional Intelligence and The Meditative Mind.

About the Narrator

Dennis Boutsikaris has won two Obie Awards, one for his performance in Sight Unseen, and played Mozart in Amadeus on Broadway. Among his films are W.Batteries Not Included, The Dream Team, and Boys on the Side. He is a recipient of both Audie and Earphones Awards and has read over 140 audiobooks.