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3 Ways To Sharpen Your Soft Skills

As humans, we are hard-wired to grow and improve ourselves in whatever way we can. Whether we want to improve in our careers by increasing our salaries or by finding opportunities that contribute to our professional growth, self-improvement is an inevitable part of being human, and developing your soft skills is no exception. Below, we’ll show you 3 ways to sharpen your soft skills. But first, let’s cover what soft skills are.

What are Soft Skills?

Unlike hard skills, like financial planning or interpreting data, that have metrics to determine your knowledge in the specific task, soft skills are a lot more abstract. It does not have a measurement system because it depends on everyone's personable attributes. Some people are born as natural leaders, or they are naturally charismatic. Others might be more introverted but are extremely adaptable. While soft skills depend on personality types, that doesn't mean you won't be able to learn and develop them over time.


A great first step in personal development is recognizing and acknowledging the areas you need to improve. To do so, you must self-reflect and give yourself an honest evaluation of your personality traits. After you have examined your strengths and weaknesses, create an action plan on how you will improve in those areas.

Look for Feedback

Sometimes, more is needed to self-reflect to sharpen your soft skills. You could be unconsciously biased, or you could be completely blind to your weaknesses. In this instance, seek feedback, both positive and negative. Asking for feedback allows you to identify what aspects of your soft skills are strong and which are weak from an unbiased point-of-view. Once you receive your feedback, use it as a learning tool to improve.


It's one thing to have soft skills and identify your weaknesses. It is another to consciously implement them into your daily lives and practice improving them. Every day you practice your skills is another day you have improved by 1%. Although this doesn't sound like a lot, ten days of consistent practice will equal 10% of improvement until you are no longer practicing your soft skills. You are doing it out of habit.

Final Words

While amassing experience and knowledge is valuable, sharpening your soft skills is equally important.

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