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amother




Slategray


Post  Wed, Sep 12 2018, 11:14 pm
What are the most important social skills that everyone should know?
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amother




Plum


Post  Wed, Sep 12 2018, 11:15 pm
smile. please. thank you.
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Milky









  


Post  Wed, Sep 12 2018, 11:29 pm
Eye contact.

Not interrupting.

Greeting people and saying goodbye.
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flowerpower









  


Post  Thu, Sep 13 2018, 12:07 am
Taking people cues and understanding their facial expressions....
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WhatFor









  


Post  Thu, Sep 13 2018, 12:15 am
amother wrote:
What are the most important social skills that everyone should know?


I think you need to post where you live. "Smile" might be an important social skill in American culture but it's not important in many others, where people only smile if it's genuinely warranted and you might be looked at with suspicion if you smile at strangers for no reason. I'm trying to think of universal social skills.
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MrsDash









  


Post  Thu, Sep 13 2018, 12:57 am
WhatFor wrote:
I think you need to post where you live. "Smile" might be an important social skill in American culture but it's not important in many others, where people only smile if it's genuinely warranted and you might be looked at with suspicion if you smile at strangers for no reason. I'm trying to think of universal social skills.


That rings true to me. Out where I live, folks make friends in the checkout line. Everyone is friendly, and treat others as though they were long time friends. Although, whenever I'm visiting family out east, and give a stranger a big bright smile and say hello, they seem to be very receptive to this behavior. Plus it brightens their day, and happy people make for a nice environment.
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happyone









  


Post  Thu, Sep 13 2018, 1:18 am
All of the above and more. Unfortunately if one is lacking just several social cues or skills they miss the mark on forming and maintaining relationships and more. I can add a huge list but really how would that be helpful ? If a loved one needs social skills reinforced or taught, work with a professional that can evaluate his or her immediate world and deficits & create a working plan for teaching of skills.
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giselle









  


Post  Thu, Sep 13 2018, 8:10 am
Always be humble and kind...
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mommy3b2c









  


Post  Thu, Sep 13 2018, 8:32 am
giselle wrote:
Always be humble and kind...


Do you know that song by Tim McGraw? I love it!!
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amother




Cerulean


Post  Thu, Sep 13 2018, 8:38 am
Good list via wiki:

Coordination – Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

Mentoring – Teaching and helping others how to do something (e.g. a study partner).

Negotiation – Discussion aimed at reaching an agreement.

Persuasion – The action or fact of persuading someone or of being persuaded to do or believe something.

Service Orientation – Actively looking for ways to evolve compassionately and grow psycho-socially with people.

Social Perceptiveness – Being aware of others' reactions and able to respond in an understanding manner
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giselle









  


Post  Thu, Sep 13 2018, 9:41 am
mommy3b2c wrote:
Do you know that song by Tim McGraw? I love it!!


The best!
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Emotional









  


Post  Thu, Sep 13 2018, 10:47 am
Not interrupting.
Not monopolizing a conversation, especially if you see the other person is trying to say something after a while.
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amother




Lawngreen


Post  Thu, Sep 13 2018, 11:29 am
Flowerpower, you nailed it, but easier said than done... reading cues doesn't come easily for all of us!
As far as professional help, what helped me wasn't explicit teaching of skills, but learning from thr role model of the therapist who modeled a healthy relationship and re sponded to my cues.
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oneofakind









  


Post  Thu, Sep 13 2018, 2:19 pm
Being aware of your environment so you can learn what's expected and what's not.
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Ruchel









  


Post  Fri, Sep 14 2018, 5:17 am
The huge smiles are creepy, the "awwwing" and "owwwwing".
But please and thank you and not dump the door in the face and DONT OVERSHARE
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