Social skills are the abilities individuals use when interacting with others. Social skills are long-term predictors of overall happiness and success as they allow people to understand and determine appropriate behavior in a given situation as well as to execute the correct action.
Poor social skills in children often leads to rejection by their peers. Being rejected by peers causes feelings of loneliness, which increases the risk for depression. Children who have social skills problems generally continue to struggle with interpersonal difficulties in adolescence and adulthood, which can lead to a variety of other problems. (www.insightstherapy.com)
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