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Social Intelligence: The New Science of Success by Karl Albrecht

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Chapter 4. "A" STANDS FOR AUTHENTICITY

"I yam what I yam, and dat's all what I yam."

Popeye (cartoon character)

The "A" factor in the S.P.A.C.E. model represents Authenticity. This dimension reveals how honest and sincere you are with people and with yourself, in any given situation. Do you befriend only those who can be of benefit to you somehow in the future—people who have something you want? Are you the type who collects business cards and phone numbers professionally—one who establishes many contacts but few real quality friendships and relationships? Do you manipulate others or allow others to manipulate you? Does your behavior focus on gaining others' approval, regardless of how you truly feel? Are you true to yourself?

To the extent that ...

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