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What exactly are interpersonal skills and how to develop good interpersonal skills

 
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What is an example of having good interpersonal skills at workplace in IT industry. How to develop good personal skills ? Thanks
 
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If you ask this of 5 people, you'll get 5 different answers. But it is a very good question to google :-)
 
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The best way to improve your interpersonal skills is to practice!  Look for opportunities to practice communication, listening and collaboration with other people.  It does not need to be in a work setting, you need to interact with other humans in person, online, in any capacity to improve and you will see the results.  We talk about this is Developer Career Masterplan book.
 
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Tim Moores wrote:If you ask this of 5 people, you'll get 5 different answers. . . .

Only five?
 
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Campbell Ritchie wrote:

Tim Moores wrote:If you ask this of 5 people, you'll get 5 different answers. . . .

Only five?



Maybe fewer than 5. Unless you count my reply "I have no idea" as an answer.
 
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You have to practice. Communication is a subconscious skill. You can't consciously plan your way through an entire conversation because there isn't enough time. It's possible to think of a few things that are good conversation starters, but that's about it.

In order to train any subconscious skill, you have to practice. When you practice your brain starts by trying to make the neural connections necessary to create the movement you want. At first the brain uses a lot of neurons. After more practice the brain finds more efficient ways of creating the movement and uses less neurons. That's how musicians look like they can effortlessly play an instrument the more they practice.
 
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Interpersonal skills, also known as people skills or social skills, are the ability to effectively interact and communicate with others. These skills involve understanding and managing personal emotions, listening and responding to others, and building positive relationships.

Developing good interpersonal skills is an important aspect of personal and professional growth. It can help improve communication, build trust and respect, and enhance teamwork and collaboration. Here are some ways to develop good interpersonal skills:

1. Self-awareness and self-management: It is important to understand one's own emotions and how they impact others. Practicing self-reflection and self-regulation can improve interpersonal interactions.

2. Active listening: Listening carefully to what others say and responding appropriately is key to effective communication. This helps in building understanding and trust in relationships.

3. Empathy: Putting oneself in someone else's shoes and understanding their perspective can improve relationships and resolve conflicts.

4. Effective communication: This involves being clear, concise, and respectful in verbal and non-verbal communication. It also includes being mindful of one's tone and body language.

5. Conflict resolution: The ability to identify and address conflicts in a calm and respectful manner is essential for maintaining healthy relationships.

MyExamCloud AI can generate a wide range of interpersonal skills practice exams that can help individuals develop and improve their interpersonal skills. With regular practice, individuals can enhance their interpersonal skills and improve their personal and professional relationships.
 
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rajeswari wrote:. Here are some ways to develop good interpersonal skills:

1. Self-awareness and self-management: It is important to understand one's own emotions and how they impact others. Practicing self-reflection and self-regulation can improve interpersonal interactions.

2. Active listening: Listening carefully to what others say and responding appropriately is key to effective communication. This helps in building understanding and trust in relationships.

3. Empathy: Putting oneself in someone else's shoes and understanding their perspective can improve relationships and resolve conflicts.

4. Effective communication: This involves being clear, concise, and respectful in verbal and non-verbal communication. It also includes being mindful of one's tone and body language.

5. Conflict resolution: The ability to identify and address conflicts in a calm and respectful manner is essential for maintaining healthy relationships.
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Thanks.
Out for these five, 2 and 4 come under "communication skills" too.
So the part which is specific to "interpersonal skills" seems to be conflict resolution, managing your emotions well which will show up right in you you communicate and have empathy for the others and respecting them.
 
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