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Definition

Personal intelligence has been defined as the capacity to reason about personalities, both one’s own and others’, and to use personality-based information to influence one’s plans and actions (Mayer 2008, 2014). According to the model, personal intelligence involves four key areas of problem-solving:

(a) to recognize personally relevant information from introspection and from observing oneself and others, (b) to form that information into accurate models of personality, (c) to guide one’s choices by using personality information where relevant, and (d) to systematize one’s goals, plans, and life stories for good outcomes. Mayer (2008, p. 215)

Introduction

One way that people use personal intelligence is to predict one another’s behaviors – such as how prompt a person will be. For example, when Angela planned to carpool with her sister, Lindsay, to their parents’ house Angela made sure that she was ready early. Angela knew that Lindsay frequently became upset if others were...

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Sylaska, K.M., Allen, J.L., Mayer, J.D. (2017). Personal Intelligence. In: Zeigler-Hill, V., Shackelford, T. (eds) Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-28099-8_2275-2

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