Social intelligence is self awareness in relationship to others. Further, it the capacity to manage emotions and relationships. In fact, increasing it is fundamental to success. Through developing higher emotional intelligence, you can understand people on a deeper level. As a result, you will see their motivations, which can be used to raise your positive influence and improve your relationships.
Increasing your social intelligence is about gaining an accurate understanding of people. The following article will discuss some fundamental aspects of social intelligence.
Social Intelligence Increases From Understanding Behavioral Psychology
The basis of emotional intelligence is understanding what influences people’s thoughts and actions. Consequently, this deeper understanding allows you to relate to people on a deeper level. In other words, it helps you see what motivates, influences and directs their thoughts and actions.
In contrast, weak social intelligence keeps you from seeing what motivates peoples behaviors. The only way to determine someones’s behaviors is to understand the psychology behind their thoughts and actions.
Understanding Unconscious Signals Will Increase Your Social Intelligence
To begin with, non-verbal communication is estimated to be two-thirds of the communication process. For this reason, it is the highest form of communication because it expresses true intent. Although people can deceive with words, their body language is not easily faked.
As a result, your ability to read unconscious signals allows you to interpret people more accurately. Accordingly, this accurate interpretation allows you to influence in a positive way. If you misinterpret people, then you miss the opportunity to relate to them.
To emphasize, knowing how to read non-verbal communication is fundamental to understanding people. In addition, it helps you develop more meaningful relationships because you will not miss important communication signals.
High Social Intelligence Is Fundamental To Influence And Success
People are imperfect. Consequently, they communicate based from their level of understanding. Practice compassion, empathy and forgiveness, when dealing with people. Increased emotional intelligence will give you greater positive influence on others. In addition, this influence allows you to properly manage your relationships and make more strategic decisions.
The higher your social intelligence, the greater your influence and success. Don’t underestimate the importance of increasing emotional intelligence.