Interpersonal Skills

According to, “Interpersonal skills are the skills used by a person to interact with others properly.”

Interpersonal skills may also be called people skills, and employers may consider them employability skills.

It’s important to have good interpersonal skills because we live in a social society, and our success in multiple areas of life often depends on our ability to appropriately and effectively interact with others.


Looking to improve your interpersonal skills but not quite sure where to start? Here’s a list of interpersonal skills, all obviously pertaining to your interactions with others, to help you get started:

  • Active listening.
  • Asserting.
  • Behaving well.
  • Being flexible.
  • Caring.
  • Collaborating.
  • Comforting.
  • Communicating.
  • Conflict managing.
  • Conflict resolving.
  • Consulting.
  • Constructively criticizing.
  • Counseling.
  • Creatively thinking.
  • Demonstrating responsibility.
  • Earning respect and respecting.
  • Empathizing.
  • Encouraging.
  • Facilitating groups.
  • Handling diversity.
  • Having a good sense of humor.
  • Helping.
  • Instilling trust.
  • Interviewing.
  • Leading.
  • Making decisions.
  • Mediating.
  • Mentoring.
  • Motivating.
  • Negotiating.
  • Networking.
  • Nonverbally communicating.
  • Persuading.
  • Positively reinforcing.
  • Practicing patience.
  • Publically speaking.
  • Serving customers.
  • Solving problems.
  • Sympathizing.
  • Teaching.
  • Team building.
  • Tolerating.
  • Verbally communicating.
  • Working as a team.


Remember, interpersonal skills are important to polish because they influence our social affairs, personal relationships, and professional lives.

You also may want to consider checking out our learning resource called Communication Skills for further related information.


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