Social skills are the skills we use to communicate and interact with others. When I think about social skills what immediately comes to mind are things such as being able to make eye contact, know when and how to say “hello” and make small talk. However, I think that there are other far more helpful and important social skills. Out of my list of 10 below, only one of these really covers being able to make small talk!
The following ‘social skills’ might help you regardless of whether you are neurotypical or autistic. These strategies can help everyone.