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How to build interpersonal skills

April 20, 2018

 

No day passes without the use of interpersonal skills - these skills are used at home, work and at every place of engagement. This is why we must make sure we spend time building the right skills. As we would see, people who have interpersonal skills have greater chances of becoming successful. The tips discussed below would help you build interpersonal skills:

 

First Impression

 

First impression influences the overall opinion about an individual. The first impression is said to be the last impression and therefore, it has to be impactful. The first impression is made through the gestures, postures, and expressions. It is important to wear a good and friendly smile and be the first to greet. Saying Hi, How are you?, would definitely leave a good impression on the people around you. However, it is important to know that being too friendly in a first meeting could be less appreciated by others.

 

Compromising

 

To compromise is halfway happy. In arguments, compromise is a concept of finding agreement through communication, through a mutual acceptance of term which often involves diversion from an original goal or desires. Mutual collaboration through common understanding is important when building interpersonal relationship. Compromising does not mean taking your own wishes and aims for granted but it means to be flexible, approachable, and reliable.

 

Trust and Confidence

 

Trust and confidence are two different concepts but these are often used interchangeably.  The term confidence is based on prior probabilities. In comparison, the term trust specifies taking a “leap of faith” with lack of information. An individual with satisfactory interpersonal skills would not only have trust and confidence among the people around but will also develop trust and confidence for oneself through sincere, loyal, and logical reactions. A trust worthy person is the one that is committed and a person of actions not just words. The trick to this is, being honest to oneself develops trust and confidence among other people. Certainty and consistency with a personality of an individual are essential to shape a trustable status in society.

 

Open and Adaptive

 

Being open to suggestion and being adaptive to changes impacts the value and net worth of individual. The humble personalities are admired by people for a longer time and they are more influential. Being polite, clam, and open to learning are key traits of a good leader. An individual with good interpersonal skills would not only be admired by friends and family but also by others in the workplace and society.

 

 

The most important thing about the tips discussed is that they can help you become a better person and also create a better atmosphere for loved ones at home and colleagues at work. These tips have dual benefits because they help your self-esteem and also make those around you feel more comfortable.

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