Number of pages: 288
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
BBB Library: Personal Success
Today, many psychologists are developing new accounts of how personality works based on the rapid accumulation of findings of the field, namely, the theory of a new human intelligence – a mental capacity that we use to guide our lives – to reason about ourselves and other people. This ability to draw out information about personality and to reason about it is “personal intelligence”.
"Mayer’s new theory of personal intelligence is a welcome starting point for analyzing “how people think about themselves and one another.”" Publishers Weekly
"Mayer confines himself to invariably stimulating insights backed by solid scientific research, so readers looking to understand the human condition will certainly enjoy this book." Kirkus Reviews
"Mayer makes his case for personal intelligence by synthesizing decades of scholarship, supporting it with examples of high achievers from Ludwig van Beethoven to the lateWashington Postowner Katharine Graham, and suggesting how people can improve their own personal intelligence." UNH Magazine
"InPersonal Intelligence, Mayer explains that we are naturally curious about the motivations and inner worlds of the people we interact with every day." macmillan Publishers
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