Awareness of the attitudes and behavior of others
What is it?
Social awareness is the ability to accurately perceive and understand the attitudes, emotions and behavior of others.
Why is it important?
Physicians work and interact with a variety of people on a daily basis, including patients, families, co-workers, and other professionals. That’s what makes work fun … but it’s also what makes work challenging. Relationships can be tricky. Each person has a unique set of strengths and weaknesses, idiosyncrasies and hot buttons. In order to be effective in our careers, we need to be students of human nature and keen observers of interpersonal dynamics.