Social skills are a set of learned abilities that enable us to interact competently and appropriately in a given social context. These skills, also referred to as interpersonal or relational skills, enable us to effectively communicate/interact with and meet the needs of people in various situations. Social skills are necessary for a large variety of interpersonal contexts and include capacities for appropriate verbal and non-verbal reactions. These skills also help regulate interpersonal relations and a variety of social situations.
Social skills are important for harmonious existence in different social groups and have a great influence on the overall quality of our lives.
"The educational systems should rely on three solid foundations: enhancing values, life skills, and formal educational curriculum. Each of these bases completes the other, none of them can stand on its own. "