Svitlana Sytnik, Oleksiy Chebykin. Features of Interpersonal Interaction of Psychologists With Different Levels of Social Intelligence.

(2020) Science and education, 1, 41-48. Odessa.

Svitlana Sytnik,
PhD (Candidate of Psychological Sciences), associate professor,
Oleksiy Chebykin,
Doctor of Psychological Sciences,
academician of the National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine,
Department of Theory and Methodology of Practical Psychology,
The state institution “South Ukrainian National Pedagogical University named after K. D. Ushynsky”,
26, Staroportofrankivska, Odesa, Ukraine



An important aspect of the professional activity of psychologists is the interpersonal interaction, the effectiveness of which depends on many factors. One of them may be a social intelligence. The study of the relationship between social intelligence and the characteristics of interpersonal interaction can point at the possibility of improving the professional skills of psychologists, through the activation of their social intelligence, which is related to the level of interpersonal interaction. This interaction is an important component of the professionalism of the psychologist. The purpose of the article was to study the relationship of particularities of interpersonal interaction of psychologists with different levels of social intelligence and their individual psychological characteristics. The theoretical and experimental methods were used in the study. The latter include the following methods: "Assessment of interpersonal interaction" (Sytnik S. V.); "Study of Social Intelligence" (J. Guilford); "16-PF Personal Questionnaire" (R. Kettell). The relationship of indicators of interpersonal interaction with social intelligence and character traits of individual were presented in the article. The interpersonal interaction includes such indicators as primary contact, interpersonal communication and interpersonal relationships. A sufficient level of development of social intelligence is associated with effective interpersonal interaction. The direct connections of indicators of interpersonal interaction with such personality traits as sociability, emotional stability, courage, trust, practicality, calmness are determined. The feedback was also identified with traits such as hostility, irritability, low tolerance for frustration, shyness, social passivity, cruelty, anxiety, and selfdoubt. It is investigated that a high level of social intelligence is a condition for the development of all stages of interpersonal interaction. The subjects who are capable of interpersonal interaction at a high level have such traits as sociability, trust, balance, courage, emotional stability. Individuals with a low level of interpersonal interaction often show: emotional instability, social passivity, isolation, hostility, irritability, suspicion. The obtained results are important for the psychological training of psychologists as representatives of socionomic professions, in order to realize themselves in professional activities.


interpersonal interaction, social intelligence, individual and psychological features, characterological personality traits.




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