Understanding other people is an ability we all need. Seeing things from other perspectives, listening, sensing other people's moods and feelings, building trust, and peaceful conflict resolution are hallmarks of this skill.
These students try to see things from other people's point of view, and use both verbal (e.g. speaking) and non-verbal language (e.g. eye contact, body language) to open communication channels with others.
The "People Smart" Student
- Strong leadership potential
- Makes friends easily
- Loves cooperative or team learning
- Wants the group's approval
- Gets in trouble for talking too much
- Could engage in power struggles with a teacher or parents
- May develop negative leadership style and bully people
Famous Interpersonal Learners
Martin Luther King, Jr.