BEING SOCIALLY AWARE STAVES OFF THE PAIN OF REGRET.
To get cracking at being socially aware is to treat others how they want to be treated, not how you would want to be treated. Learning how the cultural and family backgrounds influence the expectations of a co-worker where you are concerned gives on to a successful interaction. Listening and watching even more and for a longer period of time than you would with people from your own culture, collecting multiple observations and thinking before you jump to conclusions helps you to master the rules of ethnic, family and business culture. These processes help you to enhance your capacity to be socially aware. Asking questions helps you to clarify your observations and make them more understandable.
Asking questions, especially reflective ones, helps you to reach out to others and demonstrate that you are socially aware. A reflective question like “it looks as if you are feeling down over something. Did anything happen? helps you to clarify your observations and reveal to your interactant that you are interested in him or her as a person.
One of the major truths about being socially aware hinges on walking in another’s shoes in order to gain perspective and deeper understanding of the feelings and states of being and to become more constructive in the communication, necessary for nipping problems in the bud before they get out of hand. At all events, we stave off the pain of regret since we are more sensitive and productive in our responses.
You will be enlisted amongst those who are socially aware when you are willing and courageous enough to see yourself through the eyes of others. This allows you to set aright any misconceptions and lever up the communication atmosphere for more constructiveness. For instance, one may be mistaken for being passive in meetings while he or she is only being thoughtful before responding. Others’ perceptions of you often determine what opportunities they throw your way. So, making good any misconception is a beneficial thing to do.
Sharpening our ability to discern safety, concern or shifts in group moods equips us to become more socially aware and to navigate through the diverse and often intricate social settings of our lives. Emotions are sometimes contagious and are revealed by the tone of voice and body language. Whether people are arranging themselves in groups or individually, whether they are talking and moving their hands are all questions that expose the mood of a room.