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90 Examples of Social Thinking

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Social thinking is thinking that is useful in a social context. These include foundational characteristics such as self-control, cultural knowledge such as language, basic social skills such as relationship building and more advanced skills such as message framing. The following are common types of social thinking skills.
Active Silence
Adaptability
Analogical Thinking (using analogies)
Attention Span
Body Language
Building Goodwill
Building Rapport
Building on the Ideas of Others
Candor
Challenging Assumptions
Charisma
Charm
Collaborating
Conflict Resolution
Consensus Building
Coolness
Coping with Noise
Countersignaling
Creative Tension
Creative Thinking
Critical Thinking
Cultural Intelligence
Displaying Interest
Educated Guesses
Emotional Capacity
Emotional Understanding
Empathy
Engaging Others (e.g. pushing into a conversation)
Establishing Credibility
Eye Contact
Facilitation
Flexibility
Friendliness
Generalization
Handling Criticism
Humor
Independent Thinking (e.g. resisting peer pressure)
Inference
Judging Appropriateness
Language Comprehension
Languages
Listening
Managing Expectations
Message Framing
Multi-Tasking
Negotiation
Norms
Nuanced Communication
Nudges
Par
Paralanguage
Patience
Personal Presence
Personal Resilience
Persuasion
Plain Language
Play
Problem Solving
Proxemics (Social Space)
Questions
Rational Thinking
Reading Body Language
Reading Emotion
Reading Facial Expressions
Reading Motivation
Reading Politics
Reciprocal Communication
Relationship Building
Respect
Salience
Saving Face
Selective Auditory Attention
Self-awareness
Self-control
Self-efficacy
Self-monitoring
Self-regulation
Setting Expectations
Sidelining
Signaling
Situational Awareness
Small Talk
Social Interest (e.g. people person)
Social Perceptiveness
Social Reciprocity
Storytelling
Sympathy
Tolerance for Ambiguity
Tolerance for Disagreement
Wit
Countersignaling is a social display of confidence that involves downplaying yourself.
Creative tension is the ability to build tension to influence. For example, using an awkward silence in some strategic way.
Inference is the ability to derive information from other information.
Paralanguage is a broad category of skills that includes anything beyond the content of what you say. For example, voice or facial expression.
Play is the ability to pursue things out of a sense of pure joy and curiosity. This is a common type of social activity that can also be pursued alone.
Salience is the ability to determine what's important in a stream of information.
Wit is social intelligence at high speed. For example, the ability to think of the perfect thing to say in the moment when you can say it as opposed to too late.

Social Thinking

This is the complete list of articles we have written about social thinking.
Active Silence
Adaptability
Attention Span
Candor
Charisma
Consensus Building
Coolness
Creative Tension
Creative Thinking
Critical Thinking
Ego
Empathy
Eye Contact
Facilitation
Generalization
Humor
Inference
Listening
Looking-Glass Self
Message Framing
Negotiation
Norms
Nudges
Personal Presence
Plain Language
Play
Problem Solving
Questions
Respect
Salience
Saving Face
Self-Control
Sidelining
Signaling
Small Talk
Social Attitudes
Social Development
Social Goals
Social Interests
Social Pressure
Social Situations
Social Skills
Social Things
Social Thinking
Social Validation
Socializing
Staircase Wit
Storytelling
Trust Issues
Wit
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