Different types of skills are commonly separated into two main categories: hard skills and soft skills.
Hard skills (sometimes also referred to as technical skills) are skills which allow you to understand and complete technical tasks.
Examples of hard skills include:
- Microsoft Excel
- User interface design
Soft skills are skills which allow you to function and work well, both on your own and in collaboration with others. Soft skills inform how we behave and treat both ourselves and others.
Examples of soft skills include:
- Problem solving
- Critical thinking
- Willingness to learn
Soft skills can be broken down into skills which affect how you treat others (also referred to as people or social skills) and skills which affect how you treat yourself (also referred to as self-management, self care or self love skills).