Understanding & Evaluating Others

Definition: The capacity to perceive and understand the feelings and attitudes of others.

Understanding and evaluating others is the ability to see the individuality in others and to recognize a person’s unique point of view. This competency also relates directly to the skill of empathy (another competency in this module); improving your empathy will help improve your ability to understand and evaluate others. Mastering the techniques in this section will allow you to help team members both identify talents and match their talents to the appropriate jobs, among other evaluation methods.

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