Recommended Reading: Best Books about Relationships, Social Skills, and Interpersonal Intelligence


Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life by Henry Cloud and John Townsend

Click: Ten Truths for Building Extraordinary Relationships by George Fraser

Conflict Free Living: How to Build Healthy Relationships for Life by Joyce Meyer

Conversationally Speaking: Tested New Ways to Increase Your Personal and Social Effectiveness by Alan Garner

Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler

Dealing with People You Can’t Stand: How to Bring Out the Best in People at Their Worst by Rick Kirschner and Rick Brinkman

Get Off The Bench: Unleashing The Power of Strategic Networking Through Relationships by Sidney E Fuchs

Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples by Harville Hendrix

How to Talk to Anyone: 92 Little Tricks for Big Success in Relationships by Leil Lowndes

How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie

It’s Not All About Me: The Top Ten Techniques for Building Quick Rapport with Anyone by Robin Dreeke

Kiss That Frog!: 12 Great Ways to Turn Negatives into Positives in Your Life and Work by Brian Tracy

Love Is Never Enough: How Couples Can Overcome Misunderstanding by Aaron T. Beck M.D.

Never Eat Alone, Expanded and Updated: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time by Keith Ferrazzi and Tahl Raz

Nonviolent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg

People Skills: How to Assert Yourself, Listen to Others, and Resolve Conflicts by Robert Bolton

PeopleSmart: Developing Your Interpersonal Intelligence by Freda Hansburg and Mel Silberman

Power Cues: The Subtle Science of Leading Groups, Persuading Others, and Maximizing Your Personal Impact by Nick Morgan

Social Wealth: How to Build Extraordinary Relationships By Transforming the Way We Live, Love, Lead and Network by Jason Treu

Talk to Strangers: How Everyday, Random Encounters Can Expand Your Business, Career, Income, and Life by David Topus

The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts by Gary Chapman

The Charisma Myth: How Anyone Can Master the Art and Science of Personal Magnetism by Olivia Fox Cabane

The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn’t by Robert I. Sutton

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country’s Foremost Relationship Expert by John Gottman and Nan Silver

The SPEED of TRUST: The One Thing That Changes Everything by Stephen M .R. Covey

Understanding Other People: The Five Secrets to Human Behavior by Beverly Flaxington

Why Don’t We Listen Better? Communicating & Connecting in Relationships by James C Petersen

Why Motivating People Doesn’t Work . . . and What Does: The New Science of Leading, Energizing, and Engaging by Susan Fowler