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Input # 1
Social media competence

Social media can become the real glue

for bringing together innovation as it

sticks the incompletes together into new
forms and things.
Blogging, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and the
host of other social tools bring us content as
never before.

Input # 2
Listening competence

The people with the most social

intelligence are those who are
good listeners.
Daniel Goleman

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Input # 3

Definition of social competence within psychology

Personality traits which can manifest in

different capabilities such as empathy,
tolerance, conscientiousness.

Social intelligence means being smart in

relationships by being empathetic, or
being able to sense what others are feeling
and their intentions.
Secondly, it means having the social skills to
act on that information.

Daniel Goleman

Empathy derives from

maternal care.
Frans de Waal

Women have, on average, more

emotional intelligence than men.
Groups with more women
therefore tend to be smarter.
Thomas Malone

Definition of compassion

A strong feeling of sympathy and sadness

for the suffering or bad luck of others and
a wish to help them.

When do people act prosocially?

Example # 1
When they are confronted with people whom they perceive
to be part of their group.
Example # 2
When they anticipate that good is reciprocated with good.
Example # 3
When they see that fairness is restored.

Empathy is ingroup biased.

People have more empathy
with people they know.
Frans de Waal

Encourage people to walk in someone elses shoes
and imagine what the people are thinking, how they
might be feeling, and why they make certain choices.
Examples of who someone could be
A family member. A friend. Someone else.

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Input # 4
Responding competence

Interpersonal intelligence is the ability to

understand and interact effectively with others.
It involves effective verbal and nonverbal
communication, the ability to note distinctions
among others, sensitivity to the moods and
temperaments of others, and the ability to
entertain multiple perspectives.

Howard Gardner


Interpersonal sensitivity is about detecting

and accurately interpreting variations in
non-verbal cues, subtle signals and
emotional responses., p. 7.

One important aspect of social competence is

the ability to make positive responses to
others, even in the face of rejection.

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Input # 5
Competence to achieve
goals through relations

Social competence is the ability to make use

of environmental and personal resources to
achieve a desired social outcome.

Studies show that the more

contact people have, the less

Friendships increase empathy. minute 7-8.

Miles Hewstone

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Input # 6
Motivational competence

Definition of social competence within economics

Abilities such as flexibility, working in a

team, motivating colleagues and clients.

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Input # 7
Inspirational leadership

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Input # 8
Competence to help other
people develop

Definition of social competence within pedagogy

Lifelong, intercultural and social learning.

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Input # 9
Problem solving competence

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Input # 10
Conflict management competence

Direct social competence is the ability to

coordinate, to solve conflicts and to work
in teams.

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