Social Intelligence | Strength | Humanity 

Social Intelligence | Strength | Humanity 

 

Social Intelligence

No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.
— Theodore Roosevelt

Social intelligence is knowing what makes other people tick. It is being aware of the motives and feelings of other people and oneself, and knowing what to do to fit into different social situations. Social intelligence facilitates social connection. Individuals who strongly possess social intelligence have the ability to process information or signals concerning motives, feelings, and others’ psychological states directly relevant to their own well-being and that of others. They exhibit capacities in regard to experiencing and strategizing about emotion and are adept at perceiving emotions in relationships — of self and others’. They can use this information in reasoning: thinking abstractly to understand similarities and differences among things and recognizing patterns. Social intelligence is complex, comprising different skills including empathy and, in particular, the ability to take another’s perspective.