9 daily behaviors of people with superior social intelligence

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Some people simply have such high social intelligence that they’re above everyone else when it comes to effective communication, conflict resolution, career advancement, etc. 

They’re so socially adept that their relationships are stronger, and success in personal and professional spheres comes much easier and quicker for them. 

But like everyone else, they’re creatures of habit, too, and their daily habits can be an inspiration for us all. 

So, let’s discover what daily behaviors people with superior social intelligence have. 

1) They maintain a healthy work-life balance

These days, one of the most important things you can do for yourself and your family is to set and maintain a healthy work-life balance.

Unfortunately, people and families across the country are being pressured to work multiple jobs just to keep up with the rising cost of living. 

However, those with superior social intelligence prioritize both their professional and personal lives, recognizing the importance of a healthy balance. 

This guarantees they stay productive and fulfilled in all aspects of life.

Recognizing the importance of self-care, they establish clear boundaries for work, social interactions, and personal time to stay energized and focused.

In other words, they’d rather have a bit less of everything than chase having it all. 

2) They share knowledge freely

They also don’t hoard information; instead, they willingly share their knowledge and wisdom with others. 

This generosity not only helps those around them but also builds them a reputation as valuable members of society and business, as well as a friend.

You see, in many aspects, there are enough resources for everyone. Still, greed and unfair allocation make it impossible for everyone to thrive. 

By sharing their journey or their insights into various things, including personal finance (something most of us don’t learn in school), they try to help others prosper, too. 

They don’t see people as competitors but as fellow humans who are taking part in the same rat race. 

That’s why they also wholeheartedly celebrate other people’s wins. 

3) They celebrate others’ success

Instead of feeling envious, they genuinely celebrate the achievements of those around them. This positive attitude creates an uplifting atmosphere, inspiring others to put in some more effort as well. 

And even if the end result isn’t a massive success, socially intelligent people appreciate and celebrate the effort put into something. 

They might say, “I saw how hard you worked on that. Great effort! Success will undoubtedly follow.”

4) They nurture a growth mindset and learn something new regularly

Socially adept people see challenges as opportunities to learn and grow. Assuming a growth mindset helps them adapt to new situations and crush obstacles with resilience.

They also have a thirst for knowledge and dedicate time to discovering new things. This curiosity not only keeps their mind sharp but also equips them with a diverse range of skills and insights (that they can then share).

But above all else, they approach conversations with a genuine curiosity about people’s experiences, opinions, and perspectives. 

This curiosity not only deepens their understanding of the world but also encourages meaningful connections with those around them. 

They’re more likable because of it, and people love being around them. But that’s also because of this:

5) They encourage others to speak up and promote a positive team culture

When there are more people in a group, they actively create space for quieter people to be heard as well. 

As an introvert myself, I know how tough it is to put yourself out there, especially when there’s a group of people and they’re all yapping away.

This inclusive behavior assures that everyone’s perspectives are valued.

And in professional circumstances, they actively contribute to a more positive team culture. 

This means acknowledging and appreciating colleagues, promoting collaboration, and building an atmosphere where everyone feels appreciated.

No wonder they swim in these waters better than most people, even without participating in office politics.

6) They offer help without being asked

People like them also proactively lend a hand when they see someone struggling or in need. 

If someone’s struggling with a new gadget or software, they offer help without being prompted, saying, “I’ve used that before. Need some help figuring it out? I can show you a few tricks.”

Or, for example, recognizing a parent trying to juggle tasks with a young child, they step in and say, “Looks like you have your hands full. Want me to entertain the little one for a bit while you take care of things?”

So, whether it’s a small gesture or a big one, they regularly perform acts of kindness without expecting anything in return. 

They also often encourage people to pay it forward. Recognizing the value of mentorship, they encourage successful people to mentor others, passing on their knowledge and expertise to help others achieve their goals.

7) They practice mindfulness

Mindfulness wasn’t something I started paying attention to until I had a son. Now I realize that although many situations are challenging, they’re also brief, and he’ll grow up in no time. 

That means that although he now wants to play with me all the time and interrupts me while I’m working many, many times, the time will come when he won’t want to play with me at all. 

What will happen then? Well, I’ll definitely yearn for the times when he was bugging me, right? That’s the human nature.

We just can’t recognize the good old days when we’re in the middle of them. Only after they’re gone do we really start to recognize them. 

But socially adept people integrate mindfulness into their daily routine and take moments to center themselves, reduce stress, and improve their overall focus and presence.

They take a moment each day to reflect on and appreciate the positive aspects of their lives. This habit promotes a mindset of gratitude and contributes to their overall satisfaction.

Above all else, they know that the days are long, but the years are short. So, if there’s one thing you should take away from this article and from the daily habits of these people, it’s that you should appreciate moments in your day as something special. 

8) They stay positive

This also helps them stay positive much more than other people. If you’re grateful and content with what you already have, chances are you’re happy and satisfied with life, right?

So, yeah, positivity is their mindset, and by actively finding the silver lining in challenges, they boost an upbeat environment where optimism becomes contagious.

For example, when things deviate from the plan, they refocus on the broader goals. Even though the path may have changed, the ultimate goal remains the same. 

So, why not adapt and keep moving forward, pushing the envelope until things fall back into place? 

9) They express vulnerability and build rapport 

In the end, they’re not afraid to show vulnerability, sharing their own challenges and insecurities. 

By being this open, they manage to promote a sense of trust and encourage others to be genuine in return.

I really believe that by sharing your perhaps challenging journey, you encourage, motivate, and inspire others to prevail in their own journey through life and its many obstacles. 

That’s more important than you can grasp. Just because things are easy for you, relatively speaking, doesn’t mean there are many others who don’t have it as easy and who need motivation (and help) to triumph.  

And that’s why building connections is second nature to them. They create a welcoming atmosphere, finding common ground effortlessly and using humor to break the ice, making people feel at ease in their presence.

They put themselves in other people’s shoes and know what they need, even when that’s not what they want to hear. 

Final thoughts

The easiest way to become socially intelligent is to observe people who have this quality and model their positive behavior. 

You also need to be ready to do some self-reflection and enjoy continuous learning and deliberate practice. 

By integrating these steps into your daily life, you can gradually improve your ability to go through social situations with finesse and empathy. 

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Adrian Volenik

Adrian has years of experience in the field of personal development and building wealth. Both physical and spiritual. He has a deep understanding of the human mind and a passion for helping people enhance their lives. Adrian loves to share practical tips and insights that can help readers achieve their personal and professional goals. He has lived in several European countries and has now settled in Portugal with his family. When he’s not writing, he enjoys going to the beach, hiking, drinking sangria, and spending time with his wife and son.

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