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People skills

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Silvia, Mar 8, 2006.

  1. Silvia

    Silvia Senior Member

    Italy
    Italian
    Is there any other word for "people skills"? A synonym?
     
  2. Mr.Blue

    Mr.Blue Senior Member

    Australia / English
    Perhaps ability (?) I hope someone confirm or deny .
     
  3. Silvia

    Silvia Senior Member

    Italy
    Italian
    You mean "people ability"?
     
  4. TampaRay New Member

    English United States
    "People skills" is a common and well-understood expression these days. A more proper and traditional expression is "interpersonal skills"

    This refers to the set of abilities that involve working with other people. This includes the ability to communicate well, to resolve problems, and to understand the needs and desires of other people.
     
  5. Silvia

    Silvia Senior Member

    Italy
    Italian
    Thank you :)
     
  6. Mr.Blue

    Mr.Blue Senior Member

    Australia / English
    Thanks TampaRay that's what I wanted to say in the first place, but it couldn't get out of my mind, I guess it was stuck somewhere right there. By the way, I agree with TampaRay that interpersonal skills would be the most appropriate expression to use instead of " people skills ".
     
  7. panjandrum

    panjandrum PongoMod

    Belfast, Ireland
    English-Ireland (top end)
    I'm not a personnel expert, in fact I always have trouble knowing how many n's and l's it should have (I can look it up though:) ).

    I feel that interpersonal skills is very much peer-to-peer.
    Interpersonal skills are a social asset as well as being important in any work environment.

    People skills would include people management, team-building, motivation and dealing with difficult situations involving employees.
    People skills are an essential management competence.
     

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