INTERPERSONAL INTELLIGENCE BUILDS ON A CORE
CAPACITY TO NOTICE DISTINCTIONS AMONG OTHERS
; IN PARTICULAR ; CONTRASTS IN THEIR MOODS
, TEMPERAMENTS , MOTIVATION AND INTENTIONS. IN
MORE ADVANCED FORMS , THIS INTELLIGENCE
PERMITS A SKILLED ADULT TO READ THE
INTENTIONS AND DESIRES OF OTHERS , EVEN WHEN
THESE HAVE BEEN HIDDEN.
BEING PEOPLE SMART MEANS YOU ARE
GOOD AT FOLLOWING SKILLS:-
EXPRESSING YOURSELF CLEARLY
ASSERTING YOUR NEEDS
BEING A TEAM PLAYER
POTENTIAL CARREAR CHOICES :-
SALES PERSON , POLITICIAN, THERAPIST,
NURSE, RELEGIOUS LEADER, ORGANISER,
TEACHER, MEDIATOR ETC.
WAYS TO DEVELOP
STAY IN TOUCH WITH YOUR
FRIENDS, RELATIVES, COLLEGES,
ACQUAINTANCES & OTHERS.
DECIDE TO MEET A ONE NEW PERSON
EACH DAY OR WEEK.
JOIN A VOLUNTEER OR SERVICE
SPEND FIFTEEN MINUTES EACH DAY PRACTICING
ACTIVE LISTENING WITH YOUR CLOSE FRIEND.
ORGANISE A PARTY AND INVITE AT LEAST THREE
PEOPLE THAT YOU DON’T KNOW VERY WELL.
TAKE A LEADERSHIP ROLE IN A GROUP YOU ARE
CURRENTLY INVOLVED WITH AT WORK OR IN
COLLABORATE WITH ONE OR MORE PERSONS ON
PROJECT OF MUTUAL INTEREST.
HAVE A REGULAR FAMILY MEETINGS IN YOUR HOME.
COMMUNICATE WITH OTHER PEOPLE ON A COMPUTER VIA
AN ELECTRONIC BULLETIN BOARD.
ORGANISE A GROUP BRAINSTORMING SESSION AT YOUR
STRIKE UP CONVERSATIONS WITH PEOPLE IN PUBLIC
STATION, AIRLINE TERMINAL ETC.)
ATTEND FAMILY ,SCHOOL, OR WORK RELATED REUNIONS.
PLAY NON COMPETITIVE/ COOPERATIVE GAMES WITH
FAMILY AND FRIENDS.
GET TO KNOW MEMBERS OF “WE” CULTURE (NATIVE
AMERICAN,JAPANESE,HISPANIC ETC.) AND ADAPT THE
BEST FEATURES OF THEIR INTERPERSONAL LIFE
STYLE TO YOUR OWN LIFE.
OFFER TO TEACH , TUTOR OR COUNSEL OTHER PEOPLE
THROUGH A VOLUNTEER ORGANISATION OR ON AN
SPEND ATLEAST FIFTEEN MINUTES A DAY FOR A WEEK OR
TWO OBSERVING HOW PEOPLE INTERACT IN A
MEDIATATE ON YOUR CONNECTION TO THOSE ARROUND
YOU , STARTING WITH YOUR IMMEDIATE FAMILY AND
FRIENDS, EXTENDING THIS TO YOUR COMMUNITY.
STUDY THE LIVES OF WELL KNOWN SOCIALLY
COMPETENT INDIVIDUALES (e.g. PHILANTHROPISTS,
COUNSELORS, POLITICIANS, SOCIAL WORKERS)
THROUGH BIOGRAPHIES, FILMS AND OTHER MEDIA ,
AND LEARN TO FOLLOW THEIR EXAMPLE.
It is the process of going inward to create
meaning for ourselves.
•People with intrapersonal intelligence are adept
at looking inward and figuring out their own
feelings, motivations and goals. They are
introspective and seek understanding. They are
intuitive and typically introverted. They learn
Ways to Develop Your Intrapersonal Intelligence
Do individual counseling or psychotherapy work as a client.
Study “maps of self” in Western psychology and/or Eastern
Learn to meditate.
Listen to motivational audio- and videos.
Write your autobiography.
Create your own person ritual or rite of passage.
Record and work with your dreams on a regular basis
Read self-help books.
Establish a quiet place in your home for introspection.
Teach yourself something new such a skill, a language, or a body of
knowledge in an area of interest to you.
Start your own business
Develop an interest or hobby that sets you apart from the crowd
Enroll in a class on assertiveness training or developing self-confidence
Take a battery of tests designed to assess your special strengths and
weaknesses in a broad range of areas
Set short- and long-term goals for yourself and then follow through on
Attend a seminar designed to teach you about yourself on your “selves”
(e.g. psycho synthesis, transitional analysis, psychodrama, gestalt work,
Keep a daily journal or diary for recording your thoughts, feeling, goals,
Study the biographies and autobiographies of great individuals with
Engage in daily self-esteem enhancing behaviors (ege using
positive self-talk, affirming your successes)
Attend the house of worship of your choice regularly
Dome something pleasurable for yourself at least once a day
Find out what your personal “myth” is and live it in the world
Keep a mirror handy to look into when you are in different
moods or states of mind
Take ten minutes every evening to mentally review the
various thoughts and feelings you had during the day
Spend time with people who have a strong and healthy sense