Emotional Intelligence 2.0 - Book Summary - Deepstash

Keep reading for FREE



I recently read the book “Emotional Intelligence 2.0 ” by Jean Greaves and Travis Bradberry, which was among the books in my ‘To-Read’ list this year and I really enjoyed it, deeply.

Here is a summary of what I got from it.


551 reads



Emotional intelligence (EQ), according to the authors, is the ability to recognize, understand, and manage one’s own emotions effectively, as well as the ability to recognize, understand, and influence the emotions of others. 

The EQ concept has a set of skills and competencies that are crucial for navigating social interactions, making sound decisions, and achieving success in various aspects of life. 


564 reads



Definition: Understanding one’s own emotions and being aware of how these emotions can impact thoughts, decisions, and ultimately actions.

It forms the foundation of emotional intelligence, allowing individuals to recognize and comprehend their emotional responses.


534 reads

Self-awareness Strategies include:

  1. Quit treating your feelings as good or bad
  2. Observe the ripple effect from your emotions
  3. Lean into your discomfort
  4. Feel your emotions physically 
  5. Know who and what pushes your buttons 
  6. Watch yourself like a hawk… 
  7. Keep a journal about your emotions 
  8. Don’t be fooled by a bad mood 
  9. Don’t be fooled by a good mood, either 
  10. Stop and ask yourself why you do the things you do 
  11. Visit your values 
  12. Check yourself 
  13. Spot your emotions in books, movies, and music 
  14. Seek feedback 
  15. Get to know yourself under stress 


498 reads



Definition: Effectively managing and controlling one’s own emotions, impulses, and behaviors.

Self-management involves handling stress, remaining adaptable, and maintaining a positive outlook. It enables individuals to respond to challenging situations with composure.


425 reads

Self-management Strategies

  1. Breathe right 
  2. Create an emotion vs. reason list 
  3. Make your goals public 
  4. Count to ten 
  5. Sleep on it 
  6. Talk to a skilled Self-Manager 
  7. Smile and laugh more 
  8. Set aside some time in your day for problem-solving 
  9. Take control of your self-talk 
  10. Visualize yourself succeeding 
  11. Clean up your sleep hygiene
  12. Focus your attention on your freedoms, rather than your limitations 
  13. Stay synchronized 
  14. Speak to someone who is not emotionally invested in your problem 
  15. Learn a valuable lesson from everyone you encounter 
  16. Put a mental recharge into your schedule 
  17. Accept that change is just around the corner 


398 reads



Definition: Recognizing and understanding the emotions of others by being attuned to their verbal and non-verbal cues.

Social awareness fosters empathy and enables individuals to navigate social dynamics effectively. It involves perceiving the emotions of others and responding appropriately.


354 reads

Social Awareness Strategies

  1. Greet people by name 
  2. Watch body language 
  3. Make timing everything 
  4. Develop a back-pocket question 
  5. Don’t take notes at meetings 
  6. Plan ahead for social gatherings 
  7. Clear away the clutter 
  8. Live in the moment
  9. Go on a 15-minute tour 
  10. Watch EQ at the movies 
  11. Practice the art of listening 
  12. Go people watching 
  13. Understand the rules of the culture game 
  14. Test for accuracy 
  15. Step into their shoes 
  16. Seek the whole picture 
  17. Catch the mood of the room


344 reads



Definition: Building and maintaining positive relationships by effectively managing interpersonal interactions.

Relationship management involves communication, conflict resolution, and teamwork. It focuses on leveraging emotional intelligence to foster healthy and productive relationships in both personal and professional settings.


314 reads

Relationship Management Strategies

  1. Be open and be curious 
  2. Enhance your natural communication style 
  3. Avoid giving mixed signals 
  4. Remember the little things that pack a punch 
  5. Take feedback well 
  6. Build trust 
  7. Have an “open-door” policy 
  8. Only get mad on purpose 
  9. Don’t avoid the inevitable 
  10. Acknowledge the other person’s feelings 
  11. Complement the person’s emotions or situation 
  12. When you care, show it 
  13. Explain your decisions, don’t just make them 
  14. Make your feedback direct and construct
  15. Align your intention with your impact 
  16. Offer a “fix-it” statement during a broken conversation 
  17. Tackle a tough conversation 


314 reads



  • EQ scores increased between 2003 and 2007
  • EQ is a learned skill
  • EQ scores dropped between 2007 and 2008 (recession in the US)
  • EQ can also be unlearned
  • Men and women relatively tie in social awareness scores
  • Men have overtaken women in self-awareness over time
  • Women are better than men in social awareness and relationship management
  • CEOs, on average, have the lowest EQ scores in the workplace


307 reads



Curious Soul. Lover of Knowledge. Selfcare Advocate.


I recently read the book “Emotional Intelligence 2.0 ” by Jean Greaves and Travis Bradberry, which was among the books in my ‘To-Read’ list this year and I really enjoyed it, deeply. Here is a summary of what I got from it.


Explore the World’s

Best Ideas

200,000+ ideas on pretty much any topic. Created by the smartest people around & well-organized so you can explore at will.

An Idea for Everything

Explore the biggest library of insights. And we've infused it with powerful filtering tools so you can easily find what you need.

Knowledge Library

Powerful Saving & Organizational Tools

Save ideas for later reading, for personalized stashes, or for remembering it later.

# Personal Growth

Take Your Ideas


Organize your ideas & listen on the go. And with Pro, there are no limits.

Listen on the go

Just press play and we take care of the words.

Never worry about spotty connections

No Internet access? No problem. Within the mobile app, all your ideas are available, even when offline.

Get Organized with Stashes

Ideas for your next work project? Quotes that inspire you? Put them in the right place so you never lose them.


2 Million Stashers


5,740 Reviews

App Store


72,690 Reviews

Google Play


Don’t look further if you love learning new things. A refreshing concept that provides quick ideas for busy thought leaders.

Shankul Varada

Best app ever! You heard it right. This app has helped me get back on my quest to get things done while equipping myself with knowledge everyday.

Ashley Anthony

This app is LOADED with RELEVANT, HELPFUL, AND EDUCATIONAL material. It is creatively intellectual, yet minimal enough to not overstimulate and create a learning block. I am exceptionally impressed with this app!

Sean Green

Great interesting short snippets of informative articles. Highly recommended to anyone who loves information and lacks patience.

Ghazala Begum

Even five minutes a day will improve your thinking. I've come across new ideas and learnt to improve existing ways to become more motivated, confident and happier.

Jamyson Haug

Great for quick bits of information and interesting ideas around whatever topics you are interested in. Visually, it looks great as well.

Laetitia Berton

I have only been using it for a few days now, but I have found answers to questions I had never consciously formulated, or to problems I face everyday at work or at home. I wish I had found this earlier, highly recommended!

Giovanna Scalzone

Brilliant. It feels fresh and encouraging. So many interesting pieces of information that are just enough to absorb and apply. So happy I found this.

Read & Learn

20x Faster





Access to 200,000+ ideas

Access to the mobile app

Unlimited idea saving & library

Unlimited history

Unlimited listening to ideas

Downloading & offline access

Personalized recommendations

Supercharge your mind with one idea per day

Enter your email and spend 1 minute every day to learn something new.


I agree to receive email updates