Personal Skills

Personal skills are not hard skills that one can quantify and measure, like computer programming skills or legal knowledge. Instead, they are soft skills – qualities or attitudes that a person demonstrates. Personal skills development is a lifelong process. It’s a way for people to assess their skills and qualities, consider their aims in life and set goals to realize and maximize their potential. I include a mind mapping here that helped me identify the skills required to set life goals to enhance employability prospects, raise confidence and lead to a more fulfilling, higher quality life.

Although early life development and early formative experiences within the family, at school, etc. can help to shape us as adults, personal development should not stop later in life. It is not easy to develop any particular personal skill within a night. It needs to have commitment and drive with discipline and practice to develop the skills. I have been developing some of my personal skills by the ways and facts given in the mindmap here and I am still working on developing those personal skills along with other skills.