Social Awareness Tips

The third skill to learn with Emotional Intelligence is strong social awareness. This is the ability to see what is happening around you and being able to recognize and relate to the feelings and actions of others. It is a necessary skill to develop if you want to create lasting and strong relationships.  

Consider Some Of These Tips To Get Started:

Increase your empathy so you can put yourself in other’s shoes and see things from their perspective. You don’t have to agree with them, you just want to understand them.

Practice active listening. We need this skill for any kind of leadership success. Be present, ask questions and repeat back what was said so you are sure you understood.  

Watch body language and tone of voice. This can tell you a lot about how the person feels if you can pick up on the subtle cues. Success is in the details.  


Get more social. Don’t just say hi to people as you pass by. Stop and really get interested in their answer and show that you care and want to know. 

Show more gratitude and kindness. In the world today, everyone can use more kindness. Find small ways to recognize and appreciate others. 

Work on cooperation in yourself and your team. Cooperation means we pull together for each other and support common causes. It makes work easier and way more fun.