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"I am aware of and understand my feelings and thoughts, as well as the feelings of those around me."
Become Aware Of Your Strength
What is Social Intelligence?
When a person knows what makes other people tick, he or she is displaying social intelligence. They’re aware of the motives and feelings of themselves and others, and how to fit into different social situations. They can feel comfortable and say the right thing whether they’re in the boardroom or the janitorial room, in a school setting or at a construction site. Social intelligence involves two general components:
- Social awareness: what we sense about others
- Social facility: what we do with our awareness
Explore Your Strength
Reflect on how you’ve used social intelligence in the past, in everyday life and during special or critical times.
Apply Your Strength
How can you make the most of social intelligence in your everyday life? In the moments that matter most? Here are some ideas.
- Practice noticing, labeling and expressing emotions. After you become aware of an emotion, label it, and if appropriate, express it to another.
- Write five personal feelings daily for four weeks and monitor patterns.
- Watch a favorite TV program or film muted and write feelings observed.