Interpersonal Skills

While it is true that some individuals are born with an innate gift of one or several soft skills, it is just as accurate to say that those not so gifted may learn these skills, develop them more fully, hone and adjust them. One of the most effective ways to improve my interpersonal skills is to imagine how I would like to be treated by others. Interpersonal skills are not just important at the workplace, in school, and in life. They are critical regardless of what level I am on in the social or workplace hierarchy. So the most important interpersonal skill could be Social Skill and Communication Skill. There are several ways to improve or develop the interpersonal skills. Few of them I have listed here, those I think to be the most effective ways to develop interpersonal skills.

Whenever I used to meet charismatic people, I automatically assumed they were just lucky to be born with great genetics—while I was the unfortunate one born to be an awkward introvert for life. But, then I learned that interpersonal skills are actually something that can be learned and improved upon willingness, practice and some other important facts which I have listed in a mind map.

You may have also heard them referred to as “soft skills” or “people skills” – have to do with the interactions of individuals and the ability to use them to achieve positive results. Those individuals with a well-developed set of interpersonal skills have an easier time succeeding in their professional, personal and academic lives. They get along better with their peers, they have better management skills, they are better leaders, are able to keep their cool under pressure, they can clearly express their thoughts and feelings, they can assert their position upon others if needed, and so on. On the other hand, those who lack these abilities frequently experience failure and frustration when attempting to interact with others. You might see this reflected in a boss who lacks leadership qualities, a confrontational coworker, a bully at school, someone who fails to engage their audience during a presentation, and who is unable to handle life’s daily situations.

In addition to this, today we are talking about the digital or technological involvement everywhere in our lives. To my understanding there should be a precise definition for the digital workplace also in terms of managing the interpersonal relationship with the help of interpersonal skills.