People skills is a broad term describing one’s ability to effectively interact with others. Someone with strong people skills likely has high emotional intelligence and a solid understanding of their behavioral style (DISC). They are good listeners and provide a warm, inviting space for others to enter into with them. People skills are sometimes overlooked in favor of technical skills, however it is people skills that are most important in long-term success. Technical skills are really just a pre-requisite, whereas a person’s people skills are more predictive of their success and ability to get along with others.
1. Emotional Intelligence ("EQ") Defined Emotional Intelligence: The ability to sense, understand and effectively apply the power of emotions to facilitate high levels of productivity, communication, and collaboration. Two Dimensions of Emotional Intelligence: Intrapersonal EQ v. Interpersonal EQ Click the image to expand. Emotional intelligence is divided into two subcategories: Intrapersonal EQ and Interpersonal EQ. Intrapersonal EQ is a combined measure of your self-awareness, [...]