No success in public life can compensate for failure in the home.
Happiness in life, in large measure, comes from good relationships with other people—in your family and your personal life as well as at your work. The work on emotional intelligence by Daniel Goleman and others suggests that your social skills will have more of an impact on your success than your intellectual ability, education, and experience combined.
You therefore owe it to yourself to become a relationship expert, to become very competent and capable in your interactions with others.
Fortunately, social skills are both learned and learnable. Within a wide range, you can develop the type of likable personality ...