Social Intelligence

Understanding other people — what drives them and how they feel. Being able to fit in any social situation.

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Identity

While socially—or emotionally—intelligent people aren't exactly mind-readers, it can certainly feel that way for them at times. 

They are attuned to even minute physical expressions of emotions (like a shrug or sigh), allowing them to sense things in others that the rest of the group may be oblivious to. Similarly, they are just as in-tune with themselves, and can identify and control their own feelings effectively.

Socially intelligent people are abstract thinkers, recognizing similarities and patterns, and using this information to identify emotional ties within groups. Over time, they accumulate a pool of knowledge that allows them to make sense of emotions and find interpretations. 

By understanding others feelings and motives, they can tailor themselves to any situation and even inspire cooperation in their favor.

Love

In love, an emotionally intelligent partner is a breath of fresh air. Mind games don't work on these people because they can read their partners emotions, even when they are trying to hide them. They have an intuitive sense for how their behavior can cause their partner pain or happiness.

Whether it is through exercise or mindfulness meditation, they are effective at regulating their thoughts and emotions, knowing how to calm themselves down when in conflicts.

Work

The emotional regulation skills that emotionally intelligent people have come in very handy at work. These people are more equipped with controlling their emotions and tolerating—though not necessarily experiencing less—stress, often having better control of counterproductive impulses.

They are clear-communicators and have success influencing others, providing better customer service as they can understand what customers want.

Caution

While being able to read others may seem like a gift, it comes at a price. Being attuned to others’ emotions doesn't mean socially intelligent people are happy with everything they learn. Noticing when others don't like you or are judging you can make you feel self-conscious. Sometimes, you might be better off not knowing.

On the other hand, having the power to read and influence people's emotions can evolve into manipulation if gone unchecked.

Conflict

Happiness

Though it doesn't take away life's problems, being able to understand oneself can have its perks. As mentioned previously, socially intelligent people still experience stress, however, being able to self-diagnose it and going through coping mechanisms to deal with it helps them tremendously in staying in a better mood.

Happiness

Though it doesn't take away life's problems, being able to understand oneself can have its perks. As mentioned previously, socially intelligent people still experience stress, however, being able to self-diagnose it and going through coping mechanisms to deal with it helps them tremendously in staying in a better mood.

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Development

Before you can understand how others feel, you have to first understand how you feel. Practicing identifying and understanding the underlying meaning of your emotions can be a great start. During a stressful or emotionally heavy situation, take the time to pinpoint exactly what you are feeling and try to figure out why.

Giving space between learning a piece of information and reacting can help train emotional regulation.

Socially intelligent people are effective at perspective taking and understanding other's emotions as well. Paying attention to changes in people's body language and facial expressions can be a great indicator for how they're feeling.

Research

Low Scorers

Low scorers of social intelligence are not as effective in controlling their emotions or gaging what others are feeling, being more prone to emotional outbursts. They may feel uncomfortable in certain situations due to their inability to effectively perceive their emotional relationships with others.

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