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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“Keeping score is for games, not friendships.”

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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“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.”

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.

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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“Being good with people is an art, and the person who provides it, is an artist.”

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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You deserve to be spoken to kindly, just like you would speak to a friend.

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