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The Things Socially Intelligent People Consistently Do

The Things Socially Intelligent People Consistently Do
The future is kind "Being good with people is an art, and the person who provides it, is an artist." - Seth Godin I can't remember one time, growing up, where I felt confident around other people.


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Julien Smith

“There will always be someone smarter than you. There will always be someone faster than you. There will always be someone stronger than you. That means that your only real job is to be the best at connecting with other people.”

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Acknowledging everyone around you

Acknowledging everyone around you

Socially intelligent people acknowledge absolutely everyone and show respect: the person holding the door, someone sharing the elevator, or the person serving them coffee.

Look away from your phone from time to time; make it a point to smile and say hello to the persons you encounter.

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Listen more than you speak

Socially intelligent people give the person they are speaking with their whole attention.

The fastest way for people to like you is by showing them that you like them. You can do that by really listening to what they are saying. Ask questions and listen. You may be surprised by how effective it is when it comes to building relationships.

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Share your network

Socially intelligent people understand that a strong network is the best problem-solver.

And the best way to build their strong network is by helping others to grow theirs.


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Learn from every interaction

Adopting the mindset of a student creates huge opportunities.

Socially intelligent people enjoy learning about the perspectives, thoughts, and feelings of the people around them.


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Giving for the sake of giving

You may find that by helping people to move their own needle, yours moves forward as well.

Don't think before doing something nice for someone about whether the favor will be returned.


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John Maxwell

“Keeping score is for games, not friendships.”

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Stephen King
“Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.”

Stephen King

Don't just wait around

You must challenge yourself to take action sooner rather than later.

Planning and strategizing are important parts of the beginning of a new project, but be careful not to lose yourself indefinitely in these steps.

Don't play the blame game

Blame is nothing but an easy way out of taking responsibility for your own outcomes. It’s a lot easier to point a finger at someone or something else instead of looking within yourself. 

Blame is not constructive; it does not help you or anyone else.

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Ask Questions

The biggest mistake people make when it comes to listening is they're so focused on what they're going to say next that they fail to hear what's being said.
Avoid this by asking questions. People l...

Put Away Your Phone

When you commit to a conversation, focus all of your energy on the conversation. Nothing will turn someone off to you like a glance at your phone.

They Are Genuine

People gravitate toward those who are genuine because they know they can trust them.

By concentrating on what drives you and makes you happy as an individual, you become a much more interesting person.

What you’re saying to yourself

Observe the thoughts that come up and do not judge yourself for having them. If you have unkind thoughts, ask yourself if you would speak to any other human being the same way you speak to yourself...

Find supportive people

Do not be afraid to decline invitations to events that pull you down. This will make room for the things in your life that makes you feel happy.

Find and/or make time for activities that will bring you joy.

What others appreciate about you

A kind word from someone we love and trust can go a long way. Their perspective can also help shed some light on some of our qualities we are unaware of.

Ask close friends or family what they appreciate about you. Save their words. Reread them when you need them.