Emotional Quotient is a widely used term in psychology, and although most of us are more concerned with Intelligence Quotient, EQ is just as important as your IQ. In fact, EQ plays a big part in an individual’s success.
Our personal and political worlds are rife with arguments and disagreements, some of them petty and vitriolic. The inability to compromise and understand the opposition is epidemic today, from countries refusing to negotiate, to politicians pandering to their base.
It may sound tardy to review a book that came out years ago. But I bought this book on impulse – spotted it by chance in a bookshop and only recently have I discovered how practical this wonderful book is.
Game theory means rigorous strategic thinking. It’s the art of anticipating your opponent’s next moves, knowing full well that your rival is trying to do the same thing to you. Though parts of game theory involve simple common sense, much is counterintuitive, and it can only be mastered by developing a new way of seeing the world.
Have you ever felt awkward because you can’t catch the signals that your partner is trying to send you?
* Would you like to read people by their unspoken behavior?*
* Do you wish you could figure out if someone is lying to you?*
* Do you want to get anybody to do anything you want?*
* Are you a manipulator or are you being manipulated?*
You think your social life could be better. You’ve felt shy as long as you can remember. Your conversations have more awkward moments than you’d like. Maybe you don’t need a ton of friends, but you’d like to have some people to hang out with on occasion.