Book Definition: The ability to understand other people's intentions, emotions, motives, and actions, as well as to work effectively with others.

In Your Own Words

  • Having a high emotional intelligence and being able to read people's feelings and emotions; also to react well to said emotions.
  • Understanding someone's motives, actions, or reasons why they do certain things.


  • Realizing why someone does something.especially, when the reason is not so apparent.
  • A person who is able to appeal to other people's emotions by reading them and knowing what they want to hear.
  • Being able to put put yourself in some else's shoes and understand things from their point of view.
  • Guidance counselor or peer mediator

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