This was the question I was asking myself when I was preparing for a presentation to the Brilliant BusinessXchange a couple of weeks ago. In fact, how do you measure it and yes, I know that I’ve ‘stolen’ the concept of social intelligence from Daniel Goleman even though I use those theories but apply to online business instead, but anyway, back to the question in hand ……
It’s hard, because social intelligence is a psychological theory which considers what makes people act in certain ways in society. This is a very simplistic way of looking at it, but it will suffice for the time being.
To be socially intelligent – from my perspective – you need to exhibit the following seven characteristics AND have a reasonably high degree of understanding about how the online social networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter really work. The characteristics are:
- Social Cognition
- Self Presentation
And the quiz ….!