What does sociability mean?

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ˌsɒ ʃəˈbɪl ɪ tiso·cia·bil·i·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sociability, sociablenessnoun

    the relative tendency or disposition to be sociable or associate with one's fellows


  1. sociabilitynoun

    The skill, tendency or property of being sociable or social, of interacting well with others.

    A true introvert, his sociability lagged behind others his age in the school.


  1. sociability

    Social behavior is behavior among two or more organisms within the same species, and encompasses any behavior in which one member affects the other. This is due to an interaction among those members. Social behavior can be seen as similar to an exchange of goods, with the expectation that when you give, you will receive the same. This behavior can be affected by both the qualities of the individual and the environmental (situational) factors. Therefore, social behavior arises as a result of an interaction between the two—the organism and its environment. This means that, in regards to humans, social behavior can be determined by both the individual characteristics of the person, and the situation they are in.A major aspect of social behavior is communication, which is the basis for survival and reproduction. Social behavior is said to be determined by two different processes, that can either work together or oppose one another. The dual-systems model of reflective and impulsive determinants of social behavior came out of the realization that behavior cannot just be determined by one single factor. Instead, behavior can arise by those consciously behaving (where there is an awareness and intent), or by pure impulse. These factors that determine behavior can work in different situations and moments, and can even oppose one another. While at times one can behave with a specific goal in mind, other times they can behave without rational control, and driven by impulse instead.There are also distinctions between different types of social behavior, such as mundane versus defensive social behavior. Mundane social behavior is a result of interactions in day-to-day life, and are behaviors learned as one is exposed to those different situations. On the other hand, defensive behavior arises out of impulse, when one is faced with conflicting desires.


  1. sociability

    Sociability is the trait or characteristic of being inclined to seek out and enjoy the company of others, participate in social activities, and possess skills to interact effectively with others in a societal setting. Individuals with high sociability typically have strong communication skills, are friendly, outgoing, and have a desire to be part of a group or community. This trait is typically associated with extroversion.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sociabilitynoun

    the quality of being sociable; sociableness

  2. Etymology: [Cf. F. sociabilit.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sociability in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sociability in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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