DEV Community 👩‍💻👨‍💻

Discussion on: It's Time. Let's Rename "Soft Skills"!

nearlythere profile image

Looks to me like these are "communication skills" - nothing new to technology fields. Why call it "core" - couldn't other skills be core to your job?

These look like communication.

  • verbal communication
  • written communication
  • influencing skills
  • empathy
  • personal skills
  • pitching
  • listening
  • delivering/accepting feedback

Measurements of these skills have been referred to as "emotional intelligence" - but again, we're talking about communication skills.

samjarman profile image
Sam Jarman 👨🏼‍💻 Author

Yup, the skills are nothing to do with having a tech job. Communication is one. Empathy isn't really communication, its a bit different.

The taxonomy isn't the important thing in this post ;)