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Spiritual Intelligence (SI) refers the characteristics and capacities of the true self as intelligence, empathy, honesty, bliss, love, innovativeness, leadership and harmony. Paulo Coelho is the author of Brida. The novel portrays the transformation process of protagonist through Spiritual Intelligence. This study investigates the role of Spiritual Intelligence, making it distinguished from Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and Intellectual Intelligence (IQ), for the attainment of higher self and individuality of the protagonist. This qualitative study has employed textual analysis method to interpret the events and actions in plot of novel as an evidence of Spiritual intelligence of the character. The study shows that protagonist use Spiritual Intelligence in addressing her life problems. Spiritual intelligence contributes in the development of better self-identity in protagonist. Spiritual Intelligence also results in constructing a deeper sense of meaning, purpose and highly innovative mind. In the optimum performance of an individual in a community, Spiritual Intelligence plays an important role by bringing about a feeling of compassion and reason, joined with enhancements in a wide scope of significant fundamental abilities and work aptitudes. Critical implication of this research is for guardians, educators, instructors and future analysts for investigating that how Spiritual Intelligence enhances personality and identity development in order to make better decisions and act wisely in everyday stressful world while interacting with difficult people and situation.