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Better Parents, Better Spouses, Better People by Daniel J. Siegel, Daniel Goleman

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What is Mindsight?

 

Goleman: You know, in my model of emotional intelligence there are four domains. The first and the most fundamental is self-awareness, which is Mindsight into your own mind. The second is using it to manage your emotional world or inner world well. The third is empathy, or in your terms – Mindsight for someone else. Then the fourth is putting that all together in effective relationships. So it’s interesting to me to see that we’re talking about the same territory here from slightly different angles.

Siegel: Absolutely. And the really exciting thing is that its never too late to develop Mindsight. I work with people as old as in their nineties, and they can learn this skill of Mindsight.

Goleman: Well, what does it look like? ...

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