The ability to know oneself and others is attributed to social intelligence. Social Intelligence evolves from people’s learning and experience in the ambit of the social environment’s progress and frustrations. It is more commonly referred to as tact, common sense, or astuteness. Social scientist Ross Honeywill claims that social intelligence is a systematic assessment of self-awareness and social consciousness, established social conventions and attitudes, and a capacity and willingness to navigate complex social transformation. Psychologist, Nicholas Humphrey suggests that the essence of what people are as human beings is social intelligence in place of quantitative intelligence.

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