Monthly Archives: July 2015

Always Play Poker With Billy Blazikowski

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If after 30 minutes you can’t spot the sucker at the table, the sucker is you.

This poker proverb sums up social awareness, a key concept of emotional intelligence. Social awareness is the art of understanding how your actions are being received and perceived by others.

In 1982 Hollywood hatched, “Night Shift” staring Henry Winkler and Michael Keaton as Billy Blazikowski. Check out this example of Blazikowski’s utter and complete lack of social awareness as he meets his new partner.

Do you know how others perceive you?

Are you sure?