Social AwarenessSocial awareness is all about paying attention and assessing other people’s emotions, which is more often seen in non-verbal cues. If you have practiced self-awareness and self management first, then you will be able to focus on others and help meet their needs. But if you are too focused on yourself and how you are feeling, you will not able to use the emotional intelligence competencies like empathy, social responsibility, and problem-solving.

Practicing social awareness improves interpersonal relationships with any personality if you’re listening attentively and genuinely want to communicate effectively.

Things to practice: Listen, don’t interrupt, ask more questions to better understand, and check the stories your telling yourself against the facts (Crucial Conversations). When possible, share your results from tools such as the PDP assessment or with those around you to learn more about one another.