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The Life Skills Learning and the Need
Any skill that is useful in our life can be considered a life skill.
Tying our shoe laces, swimming, driving a car and using a computer are, for
most people, useful life skills. Broadly speaking, the term ‘life skills’ is
usually used for any of the skills needed to deal well and effectively with the
challenges of life.
Skills are things that can help you do something. Skills are like
tools. People normally think of tools that are used to build something. A
hammer is a tool used to build a house, while a pencil is a tool for an artist
to draw. In our case, we are talking about “life skill tools” to help you build
skills in developing yourself and your eventual personality.
Defining Essential Life Skills:-
There is no definitive list of life skills but we can initiate to with
some of the skills.
Certain skills may be more or less relevant to you depending on your
life circumstances, your culture, beliefs, age, geographic location, etc. However there can be six the most important
life skills identified to groom your personality.
- Excellent Communication
Skills: - This broadly describes the skills needed
to get on and work with other people, and particularly to transfer and receive
messages either in writing or verbally in an effective manner. This skill will
remain always as an essential part of our successful journey of life (personal
- The power of Decision-making
and problem-solving: - This describes the skills
required to understand problems, find solutions to them, alone or with others,
and then take action to address them. This will give you an additional
- Thought Process (In Creative
thinking and critical thinking):- This describes
the ability to think in different and unusual ways about problems, and find new
solutions, or generate new ideas, coupled with the ability to assess
information carefully and understand its relevance.
- Self-awareness and empathy: - which are two key parts of emotional intelligence. They describe
understanding yourself and being able to feel for other people as if their
experiences were happening to you.
- Assertiveness and
equanimity, or self-control:- These describe the
skills needed to stand up for yourself and other people, and remain calm even
in the face of considerable provocation.
- Resilience and ability to
cope with problems: - which describes the ability
to recover from setbacks, and treat them as opportunities to learn, or simply
It is also true that different life skills will be more or less
relevant at different times your life. For example:
When at school or university, you'll need study skills. These may
include understanding how to organise yourself for study, do research, and even
write up a dissertation or thesis. These are not skills that everyone will
need, but writing skills are likely to be useful in a variety of careers and
you must have enjoyed the introduction of The Life Skills and the Need – Part
1. In part two, you will know the process by which you can develop such skills