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Social skill is any skill facilitating interaction and communication with others.

Social
rules and relations are created, communicated, and changed in verbal and nonverbal ways. The
process of learning these skills is called socialization.
Interpersonal skills are how people relate to one another. Interpersonal skills are the skills a person
uses to communicate and interact with others. They include persuasion,active listening, delegation,
and leadership. The term "interpersonal skills" is used often in business contexts to refer to the
measure of a person's ability to operate within business organizations through social communication
and interactions.[1]
Social psychology is an academic discipline that does research related to social skills or
interpersonal skills. The discipline studies how skills are learned by an individual through changes in
attitude, thinking, and behavior.

Social skills are the skills we use to communicate and interact


with each other, both verbally and non-verbally, through gestures,
body language and our personal appearance.
Human beings are sociable creatures and we have developed
many ways to communicate our messages, thoughts and feelings
with others.
What is said is influenced by both verbal language and the way we use it - tone of
voice, volume of speech and the words we choose - as well as by more subtle
messages such as body language, gestures and other non-verbal
communication methods.
The fact that some people are better 'social interactors' than others has led to detailed investigations
into the nature and function of interpersonal interaction.
Developing social skills is about being aware of how we communicate with others, the
messages we send and how methods of communication can be improved to make the way we
communicate more efficient and effective.

Good social skills are a crucial component of leading a healthy, happy and enjoyable life.
Studies have proven a positive correlation between social skills and mental health. [1]Improving
your social skills is key to becoming more charming, confident and having healthier
relationships. Everyone has the potential to improve their social skills with self-reflection and

practice. This guide provides steps for successfully communicating and interacting with other
people.

Be aware of the volume and tone of your voice. Dont speak too softly or loudly. Aim
for a volume that can be easily heard, and conveys confidence instead of aggression.

Remember to adjust your vocal volume to suit the surrounding environment.

If possible, use the speaking volume of nearby people as a guide.

And I think Im on the right track, because I think better social skills come from asking yourself
better questions about why you are the way you are.
. Treat everyone equally as if each person is important to you. If you are part of a group of friends,
no individual should feel less liked, valued or wanted than anyone else. Show respect for each
persons opinions and ideas. Dont think of anyone as unpopular.
2. Be interested in others, and what matters to them (even if their interests seem boring to you).
Being listened to affirms that youre a valuable person and often were just looking for a listening
ear.
3. Be friendly, warm, outgoing and talk to everyone. Its easy to ignore or overlook those who are shy,
or those who feel awkward and dont know what to say.
4. Be kind to everyone. Agreed, this can be hard as some people are a pain. But that is their issue
its not to do with you. It is possible theyre covering their low self-esteem, or expect to be rejected so
they start to act that way. Also, if someone says something stupid, or embarrasses themselves, dont
react, or ignore them -still act like theyre a friend.
5. Use peoples names when youre talking to them. It conveys that they are someone, and builds a
stronger bond.
6. Compliment people. You dont have to overdo it but notice something good, or something thats
worth praising, in everyone you meet. However, make sure you sound sincere when you give a
compliment.
7. Share the joke with everyone. Dont make inside jokes but always include everyone.
8. Also, do your best to have fun, and to laugh, with everyone. That helps to remove tension and to
break the barriers down.

. Smile and laugh (to try to put others as ease)


2. Avoid distractions (like constantly checking your phone)
3. Keep your body language open (so you seem approachable)
4. Ask open questions about the other person
5. Listen properly, and show an interest in whats said
6. Maintain a comfortable level of eye contact
7. Practice making small talk (and stick to positive topics)
8. Compliment others and comment on their strengths.

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eing good at making small talk is a crucial life skill, and is key for making a positive
impression. Some tips to help you with this include:
1. Go prepared when youre meeting new people, or when you have to attend a social
event. Think about some topics you can talk about with others (and that will depend on
the people you are meeting). Prepare some general questions to get others talking (For
example, what are they doing for the holidays; or what good movies have they seen
recently?) Also, if youve met some of the people at a previous event, try to remember a
few things about them (such as what are their main interests, or where do they work?)
2. Most people feel uncomfortable when meeting someone new so be the first person to
say hello. If youre not sure if the person will remember you, help put them at their
ease by saying who you are.
3. Dont rush introductions. Focus hard on remembering the names of those you meet,
and use them often to fix them in your mind.
4. Help the other person talk by opening up the conversation with open-ended questions
that asks for more details. For example, Isnt this a great party! How do you know (the
host)?
5. Pay careful attention to what the persons saying; dont allow your mind to drift or to
start to wander off. Eye contact should be steady so dont glance to the side.
6. Make sure you listen more than you talk to someone new.
7. Work on having something relevant and interesting to say. Know whats going on and
making headlines in the news. These can help to open up a conversation. (For example,
you can lead with a comment like What do you think about? Have you heard?
What is your take on?
8. Avoid controversial and negative topics; also, refrain from boring stories that have too
many details. Its meant to be a casual, light and easy conversation.
9. Pay attention to your body language. If you act as if youre comfortable and

confident, that will put the people around you at ease, too. However, if you look shy,
awkward and uncomfortable, that will rub off on the people you are socialising with.
10. Before you join a conversation thats already in progress, first stand on the sidelines
and listen carefully. Dont squeeze your way in with a badly-timed remark.

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