Personal Development Skills/ Lifelong process.

By Galina Yanchova

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Personal Skills/ basic understanding 

Personal skills are those that allow you to interact with others, express yourself, and manage yourself. Your personal skills form the way you live your daily life. Personal skills are soft and hard skills, qualities or attitudes that a person demonstrates.

These types of skills can be abilities we are born with, our natural talents, or the things we develop through our experiences and deliberate practice. Whether an innate aptitude or a developed capability, knowing what our own personal skills are is very useful in both our personal and professional lives.

Therefore, personal skills are simply those skills that you possess and consider your strengths. Personal skills are critical to almost any job.

Important Personal Skills (employers seek)

Critical thinking      

Critical thinkers are useful in every industry.


Dependability is a very important quality.


Flexibility is important.


Interpersonal skills, also known as people skills, are those related to how you communicate and interact with those around you.


Who are positive and passionate about what they are doing

Personal Development Skills 

Personal development skills are the skills you need to enable you to set personal goals and to achieve personal empowerment.

If you go to Wikipedia  you will find the definition for Personal Development:

Personal development covers activities that improve awareness and identity, develop talents and potential, build human capital and facilitate employ ability, enhance the quality of life and contribute to the realisation of dreams and aspirations. Personal development takes place over the course of a person’s entire life…

That is a lifelong process. Skill Development means developing yourself and your skill sets.

It is may include the following activities:

Improving –

  • self-awareness
  • self-knowledge skills and/or learning new ones
  • health
  • wealth or social status
  • social relations or emotional intelligence
  • developing strengths or talents
  • defining and executing personal development plans

You can build a strong and effective skill-set through personal development, and these will help you to make relevant and positive choices and decisions in the future.


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What are life skills?

By Galina Yanchova

A skill that is necessary or desirable for full participation in everyday life.

Life skills are usually associated with managing and living a better quality of life.

Any skill that is useful in your life can be considered a life skill.

Life skills are the skills we need to deal effectively with the challenges in everyday life, whether at school, at work or in our personal lives.

“Manners are important – ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ should be learnt at an early age and endears them to others. Table manners – don’t slurp, use your cutlery properly and absolutely no farting at the table.”

There are some skills in life that everyone seems to know!

1. Obviously, people weren’t born knowing how to take care of themselves. 2. Here are some of the most basic life skills!

Now is the time to learn the following life skills, if you haven’t already!

  • Home and Personal Care Skills
  • Make a meal How to use basic kitchen appliances
  • Wash/Dry clothes
  • Make a bed How to properly
  • Clean a toilet, shower, bathroom, etc
  • Set an alarm and wake yourself up on time
  • Avoid drugs and alcohol
  • Be sexually responsible…

Life-Management and Organisation Skills

  • Create a budget
  • Keep your nuances records organised
  • Organise all passwords, accounts and important documents in a safe place
  • Use a credit card responsibly,
  • Avoiding debt
  • When/how to pay taxes
  • Time management
  • Keep a daily calendar
  • Address an envelope
  • Write a check
  • Pack smarter…

Professional Skills

  • Write a resume
  • Draft a cover letter
  • Write thank-you notes
  • Network How to
  • Say “no,” respectfully
  • How to ask for help
  • Be open-minded
  • Accept constructive criticism…

The recommended book you can find here