Social Intelligence for True Mastery?


The obstacle to our pursuit of learning to do things come from the emotional drain we experience. From the resistance and manipulations of the people around us.

Our minds become absorbed in endless political interests and battles. The problem we face is our naïve tendency to project onto people our emotional needs and desires of the moment.

We misread their intentions and react in ways that cause confusion or conflict. Social intelligence is the ability to see people as realistic as possible.

Escaping from our usual self-absorption, we can learn to focus on others. By doing this, we read their behaviour at the moment. We see what motivates them, and we discern any possible manipulative tendencies.

Navigating the social environment, we have more time and energy to focus on learning. The success attained without this intelligence is not true mastery and will not last.