What Does It Mean to Be People Smart?


Check off the “people” activities below that apply to you:

  • supervising employees
  • parenting children (and one’s parents)
  • working on a team
  • being in a committed relationship
  • dealing with your boss
  • participating in religious or community groups
  • helping others understand how to do something
  • coping as a consumer
  • obtaining business
  • interviewing others or being interviewed
  • relating to doctors, nurses, and mental health professionals
  • selling to a customer
  • attending a party
  • networking
  • interacting with coworkers or classmates
  • chatting on the Internet

Chances are you checked several of these items. It used to be said that some of us were in the business of working with people and some of us were in the business ...

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