Thank you so much for your interest in The Insight, by Sheba. I hope you enjoyed this week’s blogs about “The Tools You’ll Need.”
Next week’s topic will be “Letting Go of Negativity.”
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- Tools don’t just materialize ready and willing to help us complete the job at hand. We have to identify then search for the ones we need to sharpen our interpersonal skills. Evaluate yourself. There is room for improvement. Then choose one area of focus that you would like to improve. Put forth the effort to find the tools that make life easier.
- We can reduce tension during conflicts if we learn to assume responsibility for our feelings. Don’t be quick to place the blame on the other person. Give them the benefit of the doubt. He or she may not know how their actions or words affected you if you have not told them. Think before you react. If you truly feel justified in your response, then communicate the reasons before you defend them with an “I” statement!
3. Soft Skills.
- The résumé summarizes what you have accomplished, but your soft skills tell people how you will interact with others in any given situation. The ability to interact and work well with other people is just as important as technical skills. Create opportunities to improve your interpersonal skills.
- Volunteer your time! Not only will you be giving back to the community, but also you will improve your mental health. What better way to practice your interpersonal skills and build new relationships than by giving back to the community? There’s no pressure to perform well, and you’re spending the time to help those in need. Practice makes perfect.
The Insight: Few things we do in life don’t involve social interaction, but we aren’t born with the skills; we develop them through socialization in our personal experiences. Identify the social skills you need according to your chosen career path and your relationships. Recognize also that different cultures have different customs. Different is good, but it’s also something to acknowledge, understand and work through. Take every opportunity available to you to practice interacting with others and improve your skills!
Have a wonderful weekend!
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