These are the skills that make relationships work!
It is a fair question: “What are relational skills?”
They are the skills that change our lives and transform our relationships with God and others.
Relational skills are a set of abilities that help us coordinate our lives, gain understanding, recognize values, adjust our attitudes, and motivate our actions rightly as it relates to what is going on in the hearts and minds of those around us. More than simple rules of engagement or maps to the world of people, relational skills let us know at a glance far more than we can usually put into words more about what is going on inside someone else.
Relational skills help us know when to keep quiet, and when to speak up. These skills provide empathy that prevents us all from acting like sociopaths. Relational skills make us feel loved, special, understood, adequately corrected, and recover when something goes wrong.
People with relational skills seem to “get it” while those who do not “don’t seem to have a clue.”
Ultimately, relational skills are about the accuracy of perception. The best relational capabilities allow us to see and treat others the way God sees and treats us.
We have identified 19 skills that make relationships work. Read the overview below and for a full explanation, read this resource.