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Research Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences
Year : 2018, Volume : 9, Issue : 3
First page : ( 639) Last page : ( 644)
Print ISSN : 0975-6795. Online ISSN : 2321-5828.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2321-5828.2018.00107.9

It's Really Matter: Review of the book, Emotional Intelligence: Why it can matter more than IQ’ by Daniel Goleman.

Bhoumick Proloyendu*

Ph.D Scholar, Department of Education, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata

*Corresponding Author Email: proloyendu@gmail.com

Online published on 31 October, 2018.


It has been argued that IQ is a genetic given, that cannot be changed through life experiences and also it is the most preferable predictor of human success. But many research evidences show that, the person with high IQ often flounder but the people with moderate IQ surprisingly get the life success. It is Emotional Intelligence which can makes the difference. The Emotional Intelligence is the ability to be aware of your emotions, ability to express and manage those and being empathetic to handle the relationships around you. It is consisted of two contradictory or opposite words or concepts-‘Emotion’ and ‘Intelligence’. So from a common man's point of view regarding this phrase, comes to a puzzle consisting of two questions; is there any intelligence in emotions? Or can intelligence be brought to emotions? The honest attempt had been made by Daniel Goleman to answer those questions through this groundbreaking book, Emotional Intellienge: why it can matter more than IQ. Goleman was a science writer of New York Times, obtained his doctoral degree in psychology at Harvard University with a great interest on brain and behavior research. After the publication of this book the ‘Emotional intelligence, it becomes the Buzz word of the corporate America. This book basically concern about how to educating our child with emotional intelligence. In this present review of this book the reviewer went to every nook and corner of the book and presented systematically with critical observation.



Emotional Intelligence, Daniel Goleman, Rational and Emotional brain, Empathy, Self-awareness, Handling relationships.


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