Personal Intelligence: The Power of Personality and How It Shapes Our Lives

Personal Intelligence: The Power of Personality and How It Shapes Our Lives

by John D. Mayer

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ISBN-13: 9780374230852
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 02/18/2014
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

John D. Mayer is a professor of psychology at the University of New Hampshire and a key innovator in intelligence research. He has written more than 125 scientific articles, books, and psychological tests, including the internationally known Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT™). He has lectured around the world and has appeared on NPR and BBC-TV. His work has been covered in The New York Times, Time, The Washington Post, and The New Republic. He lives in New Hampshire.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Does Personality Matter? … And Other Preliminaries 3

1 What Is Personal Intelligence? 25

2 Clues to Ourselves: Concealed and Revealed 49

3 The People Out There 75

4 Feeling Information 99

5 A Guide to Making Choices 121

6 Growing Up with Personal Intelligence 143

7 Personal Intelligence in Adulthood 165

8 The Power of Personality 193

Notes 211

Acknowledgments 253

Index 257

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