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Interpersonal Skills

Demonstrating the ability to work effectively with others.

  • Demonstrating concern for others
    • Show sincere interest in others and their concerns
    • Demonstrate sensitivity to the needs and feelings of others
    • Look for ways to help people, and pitch in to help others
  • Demonstrating insight into behavior
    • Recognize and accurately interpret the verbal and nonverbal behavior of others
    • Show insight into the actions and motives of others
    • Recognize when relationships with others are strained
  • Maintaining open communication
    • Maintain open lines of communication with others
    • Encourage others to approach him/her with problems and successes
    • Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others
  • Respecting diversity
    • Demonstrate sensitivity and respect for the opinions, perspectives, customs, and individual differences of others
    • Value diversity of people and ideas
    • Deal with a wide range of people with flexibility and open-mindedness
    • Listen to and consider others' viewpoints
    • Work well and develop effective relationships with diverse personalities