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Poll: My people skills are:
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May 6

This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "My people skills are:".

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Teresa Borges
Portugal
Local time: 20:11
Member (2007)
English to Portuguese
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Good May 6

I was much more social and outgoing a few years back than I’m today, but that hasn’t prevented me from establishing excellent relations with lots of PMs and direct clients, some have been long-standing, while others are more recent…

 

Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 12:11
Member (2003)
Spanish to English
+ ...
Other May 6

Clients:
My relationships have been excellent with direct long-term clients and I never had any problems. Working with agencies has not been quite as smooth: while generally communication has been pretty good, I admit that a couple of times I have been a bit defensive in responding to what I thought were unreasonable requests.

Colleagues:
I have always had wonderful relationships with colleagues. Many have become life-long friends.

Others:
I have not a
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Clients:
My relationships have been excellent with direct long-term clients and I never had any problems. Working with agencies has not been quite as smooth: while generally communication has been pretty good, I admit that a couple of times I have been a bit defensive in responding to what I thought were unreasonable requests.

Colleagues:
I have always had wonderful relationships with colleagues. Many have become life-long friends.

Others:
I have not always applied good people skills in my volunteer work on boards and committees; some of the people are known to be difficult and I have not been effective in working with them. I have one social group in which I tend to be shy. On the other hand, in a group in which I do some teaching and coaching, communication has almost always been delightful (except when we decided to organize an event).

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Sundar Gopalakrishnan
India
Local time: 00:41
English to Tamil
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I am a MONSTER....... May 6

.....and should not interact with humanity. Ha Ha Ha.... Just joking. Actually, I am a good human being. A nice fellow. I never cursed anyone in my life. I never used four-letter words in my life. I try to be nice with all the people. Unfortunately, people are not nice to me. I don't know why.

One of my close friends used to tell me the following gem always : "If you treat people nicely, they will treat you like shit. If you treat people like shit, they will treat you nicely." Th
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.....and should not interact with humanity. Ha Ha Ha.... Just joking. Actually, I am a good human being. A nice fellow. I never cursed anyone in my life. I never used four-letter words in my life. I try to be nice with all the people. Unfortunately, people are not nice to me. I don't know why.

One of my close friends used to tell me the following gem always : "If you treat people nicely, they will treat you like shit. If you treat people like shit, they will treat you nicely." This quote may sound harsh, but it is true.

I too have a quote of my own. "Life is beautiful, But people are cruel and sadists."
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R-i-c-h-a-r-d
Ricki Farn
Olavo Nogueira
Julio Madrid
 

Kay Denney  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 21:11
Member (2018)
French to English
Good May 6

I had an excellent opportunity to learn communication skills via the volunteer work I do, and it has stood me in very good stead. Not that I apply the rules all the time - it's mostly not necessary - but it has often helped me stand back and take a deep breath before going off the deep end.
I show my appreciation of good clients and I remain polite even with the bad ones that I dump.

Nobody's perfect, but I reckon my people skills are plenty good enough for my clients, most
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I had an excellent opportunity to learn communication skills via the volunteer work I do, and it has stood me in very good stead. Not that I apply the rules all the time - it's mostly not necessary - but it has often helped me stand back and take a deep breath before going off the deep end.
I show my appreciation of good clients and I remain polite even with the bad ones that I dump.

Nobody's perfect, but I reckon my people skills are plenty good enough for my clients, most of the time.
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B D Finch  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 21:11
Member (2006)
French to English
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What is the point of this question? May 6

People's self-assessment of their own people skills is liable to reveal little about their actual people skills.

AmbelyTrad
Ricki Farn
writeaway
Michael Harris
Maria da Glória Teixeira
neilmac
Jacek Sierakowski
 

Ricki Farn
Germany
Local time: 21:11
Member (2005)
English to German
Other May 6

I have rodent skills. Sometimes mouse. Sometimes squirrel. And sometimes weasel (see also: Dilbert).

People skills aren't even on my scale.

I seem to be getting on okay (especially as long as I stick to typing and don't open my furry snout). What does that say about society?


 

Nina Khmielnitzky  Identity Verified
Canada
Local time: 15:11
Member (2004)
English to French
I'm great online only... in real life, not so much May 6

I don't seek social interactions in the real life. I prefer to stay home than going out. I have my live-in boyfriend (who is much more social than me and whom I encourage to go out on his own when I don't feel like it) and my cat. A few friends, the same social circle for years (and they don't bug me). That's enough.

I know all the pets on my street and talk to them, but don't interact with their handlers.

Yesterday, I took advantage of the nice weather on my front balc
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I don't seek social interactions in the real life. I prefer to stay home than going out. I have my live-in boyfriend (who is much more social than me and whom I encourage to go out on his own when I don't feel like it) and my cat. A few friends, the same social circle for years (and they don't bug me). That's enough.

I know all the pets on my street and talk to them, but don't interact with their handlers.

Yesterday, I took advantage of the nice weather on my front balcony. Passers by were enough social interactions for me.

If I hear my neighbours come in or out when I'm about to go out to run errands, I wait till they're gone to avoid them.

The good thing with my stellar social skills, is I have a good chance of survival if there is ever a zombie uprising or if I end up being the very last woman on earth
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Ricki Farn
Angie Garbarino
Elena Mordenti
Kay-Viktor Stegemann
Yoana Ivanova
Cecília Alves
R-i-c-h-a-r-d
 

R-i-c-h-a-r-d  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 16:11
Member (2006)
Portuguese to English
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Monster May 6

I also clicked 'monster' just for the thrill. I was born with six eyes, four ears and nine limbs. What a totally daft question. How do any of you know, or any of my customers for that matter, other than the text I am typing here and my general email correspondence, which is excellent?

Ricki Farn
 

DZiW
Ukraine
English to Russian
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Good: By results May 6

Though people often seem to be offended when I tell the truth (without "little white lies" shortcuts), I try to understand one's motives and deal as with my equals--unless they proved themselves not worthy.

I can tolerate ignorance, but not deliberate stupidity.

Moreover, my direct clients lavishly pay me exactly for my set of skills and traits, so I'm quite valuable too)


Julio Madrid
 

Denise DeVries  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 12:11
Spanish to English
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Better than most people deserve May 6

I'm very polite and rarely say what I think.

 


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