Habits of mind - Relations


Habits of mind are cognitive skills that through practice come to be triggered automatically. By virtue of being "of mind", they are cognitive. Because they are habits, they come to be applied automatically, without requiring conscious effort.

#healthy-relations You are able to consciously form healthy two-way relations with the people you interact with. Knowing how to connect, be present and communicate in ways that form effective collaborations. You also manage to balance the act of support and challenging others in line with their needs. #adaptive You are able to adjust your own behavior according to the situation/context and current relations. You identify underlying needs in others and in the situation through being present and noticing values, attitudes, and moods. #openminded You are open to different ways of being, acting, views and see the advantages of diversity when solving complex problems. You are open to change, both on a personal and interpersonal level.

#power-aware You practice being aware of underlying power dynamics and structures that happen on a micro-interaction level between people. You also manage to use your power-base to consciously influence processes/projects towards goals in a morally responsible way. #assertive You manage to balance between being assertive and caring/engaging, depending on what is needed in the current situation/context. You feel comfortable even though other people for some reason dislike you or your decisions, and you practice moving through external resistance. #self-reflexive You recognize that we are shaped by our social experiences and you manage to run a dialogue with yourself about your fundamental assumptions, values, and ways of interacting to increasingly become aware of new possibilities of being and acting with others.

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