Quality Life Center

Interpersonal Skills Counseling

Interpersonal skills are the behaviors and tactics a person uses to interact with others effectively.  Interpersonal skills range from communication and listening to attitude and deportment.

Examples of Interpersonal Skills

  • Active listening
  • Teamwork
  • Responsibility
  • Dependability
  • Leadership
  • Motivation
  • Flexibility
  • Patience


In our lives we must communicate with other people on an ongoing basis every day. Good interpersonal skills make our communication with others smoother, clearer, and more enjoyable for everyone. They allow us to build better and longer-lasting relationships, both in our personal and professional lives. People with strong interpersonal skills tend to work well with other people.  They communicate effectively with others, whether family, friends, colleagues, customers, or clients.

Tips to Improve Interpersonal Skills

  • Have a positive outlook
  • Manage your emotions
  • Show real interest in others
  • Be an Active Listener
  • Be assertive
  • Practice empathy
  • Maintain relationships