Social skills are often found to be weak in persons with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), NVLD (Non-Verbal Learning), SCD (Social Communication Disorder), and ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) which includes Aspergers.
Loneliness is often the result of poor social skills. This in turn causes more stress which can have a negative effect on the physical body as well as emotional and mental health.
Good social skills help people to have positive interactions with other people.
Communicating effectively is better achieved when a person takes the other person and situation into account in order to make appropriate adjustments when interacting. There are many components to having good communication such as facial expression, inflection, word usage, volume, tone, pitch, staying focused on topic, content of conversation, body position, being engaging, interest level, and of course, even basic social etiquette.
Social Skills Checklist
Social Disorders and Lack of Social Skills May Be Harmful to Mental and Physical Well-Being
Inability to read facial expression and body language
Difficulty joining in or maintaining a conversation
Difficulty with physical boundaries (too close or too far)
Trouble interpreting social cues
Unable to recognize the feelings and concerns of others
Impulsive, acting without regard to other’s feelings or consequences
Difficulty presenting a story or directions in proper order
Difficulty with verbal reasoning needed for understanding jokes, analogies,
Difficulty with maintaining eye contact appropriately
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