If a coworker's having a bad day, there's no need for that person to tell you: You'll know already, based on the individual's demeanor. You also may recognize how to pull your colleague out of a funk, based on observations you've made. Indeed, you rely on visual cues more than conversations to determine others' needs and often surprise people with your ability to surmise what they're looking for without being told.
Your observational skills, while handy, can be augmented through more direct dialogue with your peers. To help you better anticipate the needs of others, consider spending more time socializing with your coworkers and engaging in conversations. By combining your natural observational skills with the information you glean through one-on-one chats, you'll be even better positioned to anticipate the needs of those around you.
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