When you are ill, you visit a Doctor for getting cured. In your office you must have a secretary who can write and type letters in seconds and choose an architect for your home who has degree. Now suppose, you have a choice to choose from two doctors, one who has pleasant behavior and other who just gives medicine and then turns to next patient. If you find that both are good doctors, it’s obvious you would love visiting the first doctor, rather than going to the second one.
Similarly, for your secretary, you would just not look for someone who has good typing speed; rather she should have a pleasant personality and can work under pressure too. Again, you would never like to construct your house from an architect who doesn’t listens to your requisites. Someone who cannot promise to deliver the work on time would obviously not your choice! Thus, it can be seen that it’s not only hard skills that matters, but it’s your softskills that would create an impression on your surrounding people. There are many reasons why softskills matter most. They are
Helps you thrive anywhere
This is true that until and unless you have hard skills like any professional degree or something, you cannot establish yourself. However, in your everyday life if you want to create an impression upon your acquaintances and others, you need to have good communication skills, must listen attentively what others wants to convey, must build trust among your friends and such other personal skills. Hence, if you have these, you can be sure that you can win any situation. You can find that when you are having soft skills, people are just maintaining professional relation with you!
Helps you attract likeminded people
Whether you are working or at your home, you need to have peopled whose thoughts and ideas matches with you. If you do not have such people around you, gradually you would feel lonely and start losing interest from everything. It’s not your degree that would decide the type of person you love to be with, rather it’s your soft skill that would decide. Like you can be a professional accountant, but there is no guarantee that you can match mentally with other professional accountants! For having social interaction you need to have such person whose personality matches yours, there lies the importance of soft skills in our life. With your softskills you can attract people like you only.
Helps you to become a leader
When you have motivating skills, it’s easy for you to delegate work and handle a conflict easily; you would see that people are rushing towards you for suggestions and help. They would choose you as their problem-solver, without themselves knowing it. In return, you can experience a lot, learn from the circumstances you face and gradually become a more composed person. Being a leader would not only help you in your career, but you can also develop the personal relations too!
Helps your hard skills shine
Going back to the examples mentioned above, if you are a doctor with pleasant behavior, patients would love coming to you again and again. Similarly, a hardworking and person with positive attitude would be your first choice as your Secretary. People would appoint you as their architect when they find that you are listening to what they want properly. Thus, it’s not just your hard skills that would show you the face of success and make you a caring person, but when they would accompany by proper soft skills, you can really see your hard skills shining!