1. Interact with others in ways that are friendly, courteous, and tactful and that demonstrate respect for others' ideas, opinions, and contributions.
2. Seek input from others in order to understand their actions and reactions.
3. Offer clear input of your interests and attitudes so others can understand your actions and reactions.
4. Learn to identify which types of situations make you uncomfortable and then modify your behavior to achieve positive results. Learn to become aware of behaviors in other people that prompt you to respond in negative ways and modify your own behavior to turn the situation into a positive experience.
5. Accept responsibility for your own behavior and do not fear apologizing for errors in judgment or insensitive actions. Asking others for honest feedback about the way you interact with others can be very helpful. Accept the negative feedback along with the positive and make changes accordingly.
6. Your non-verbal communication is equally as important as the things that you say. Positive body language is extremely important in your interactions with other people. If your words and your actions do not match, you will have a difficult time succeeding in social situations.
7. Fight the urge to respond immediately and really listen to what the other person is trying to communicate. Offering suggestions or criticism before you are certain of the other person's intent can only lead to frustration for both parties.
8. Improving your social skills is a process and cannot be accomplished overnight. Trying to improve or change too many things at once will be counter-productive. Choose one or two traits at a time and work on those over a period of time. Learn to take advantage of your personal strengths and make a positive impact on others.
9. Maximize your positive personality traits and use them in your interactions with others.
10. Learn how to function better in groups.
11. Learn how to better communicate with faculty.
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