Emotionally intelligent people just plain out-perform others.
Emotionally intelligent people have more friends, more creative outlets and they report a greater level of happiness. They tend to get better grades and better jobs that are tailored to their strengths. Those with lower self-awareness have a tougher time to calibrate their strengths and weaknesses.
What is Reading the Room and How Good Are you at It?
It is scanning the room for energy, facial expressions and context in order to interpret what is going on – in the room, lives and the world as a whole. This works both virtually and in person. Effectively Reading the Room allows you to adapt to varied situations, read non-verbal cues and better tailor your message.
As a world, we are reaching a social crisis. Stress, loneliness, uncertainty and political divide are just some of the recent demands influencing our ability to Read the Room. In this new emotionally-charged climate, we need to take perspective more than ever.Some people Read the Room easily, while some don’t. Now, with the extra layer of masks, it can be even more nuanced than ever.
Reading the Room Elements:
- Social Spy
- Who is Your Audience
- Perspective Taking
- Reading the Mood
- Written Communication
- Practice, Practice
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