Hard skills vs. soft skills

The skills we call ‘soft skills’ appear easier than they actually are. Selling, public speaking, writing, acting and managing people are much harder than they appear.

Technical skills (sometimes referred to as ‘hard’ skills) appear more difficult than they actually are. Computer programming, chemical engineering and piloting an aircraft are skills that appear mystical to the people who can’t do them. Yet these skills are easier than we perceive them to be.

It is the soft skills that are actually hard. Somebody mixed up the names.

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