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We all use social skills every day to mix with others, to communicate and socialise. These skills involve both verbal and nonverbal communication, facial expressions, hand gestures and body language. Adults with good social skills know how to behave appropriately in social situations and understand the ‘rules’ when communicating with others. Some adults may have difficulty fitting in within their environment, following rules, getting along with others and being social. Adults who were born premature or sick, have a greater risk of inappropriately managing their feelings and difficulty coping in social situations. This may lead to the inability to stay calm, tantrums, getting upset and pushing the limits which may cause low self esteem and difficulties with peers and friends.
Gaining support and therapy for these concerns in adulthood is vitally important, as good social networks can support good mental health.