Talk:social skills

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social skills[edit]

Looks like this might just be social skills. SemperBlotto (talk) 15:56, 22 May 2012 (UTC)

The American Psychological Association's dictionary has it. Also a business glossary and McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine at OneLook. In the psychology and management context, the social skills deemed relevant are almost always restricted, excluding those that are merely self-serving [for the individual having them DCDuring TALK 18:27, 23 May 2012 (UTC)]. I think looking at the definitions offered would probably confirm this, though finding confirmation through attestation would be both better and much harder. DCDuring TALK 16:19, 22 May 2012 (UTC)
Delete, while an important concept they are simply skills of a social nature. Mglovesfun (talk) 15:52, 23 May 2012 (UTC)
Keep, for reasons I can't articulate. :-/   —RuakhTALK 17:18, 23 May 2012 (UTC)
Perhaps "rocking chair" or "fried egg" 'tests'? DCDuring TALK 18:30, 23 May 2012 (UTC)
Keep. This is a set phrase used widely in psychological/behavioural fields. Based strictly on its parts, "social skills" may be understood to indicate skills related to society, but not specifically "personal skills needed for successful social communication and interaction", which is what the term is used pretty much exclusively to refer. Astral (talk) 04:34, 29 May 2012 (UTC)
Keep. Matthias Buchmeier (talk) 17:52, 1 June 2012 (UTC)

Kept. — TAKASUGI Shinji (talk) 08:55, 9 August 2012 (UTC)