The soft skills dictionary

The definition of key words related to coaching, personality tests, psychometrics or skills development.

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Self-awareness is the ability to understand how you react to situations and people and where your strengths and weaknesses lie. It also involves an understanding of how you are perceived by others and how they react to your behavior patterns. Self-awareness is sometimes called a “meta-competency” because it helps you develop other soft skills. For example, a person with good self-awareness might sense that she is a good listener, but she will also check that perception against the reactions and feedback of others and work to improve.

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