Social awareness is the first interpersonal competency of emotional intelligence (read about it here). The other interpersonal competency is relationship management (read about it here). Unlike the personal competencies, self-awareness (read about it here) and self-management (read about it here), which focus on the person, social awareness focuses on other people. It is about how we take the time to understand others so we can relate with them effectively.

Following are six actions we can take to develop our social awareness.

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