So I’ve been hooked on HOUSE lately (“it’s not Lupus!”, tee-hee-hee!). Love the show!
Now, anyone who’s watched at least one episode would know that Dr. House, while a brilliant doctor, is not much of a people-person. In Season 2, a patient comments:
Patient: “House must be a great doctor.”
Dr. Foreman: “Why would you assume that?”
Patient: “When you’re that big a jerk, you’re either great or unemployed.”
WHAT ARE SOCIAL SKILLS ?
Social skills (people skills) are what you use for interacting with other people. They help you distinguish between when to speak and when to keep silent, what to say and how to say it; they also help you “read” the other person by picking up on hidden signals beyond the verbal.