Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships Themes

Daniel Goleman
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Social Intelligence

It might seem a bit obvious that the book's title is one its main themes, but social intelligence is a much more intricate and nuanced idea than meets the idea. And just how exactly this term is defined is one of the most important factors of understanding this book. In the prologue Goleman makes sure to distinguish this term, telling the reader he doesn't want to promote a brand of social intelligence such as that which allows a con man to exploit his mark. Instead, he refers to social intelligence as knowledgeable about and in our social relationships, in order to make them stronger and ultimately enrich our own lives and the lives of those around us.

Goleman states his case for intelligent social relationships over and over again throughout the book. He shows how even non-verbal communication can affect our mood and interpersonal skills. Positive relationships...

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