Having good feeling skills means we can show our emotions and relate to others. 

It's all about: Social conscience, awareness, empathy, respect, sense of responsibility

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Your feeling skill

We use feeling skills every day and in lots of situations. For example: you may have raised money for a good cause through a bake sale or sponsored walk.  

To really connect with others and solve problems properly, you have to put yourself in someone else’s shoes.  

Top tips on developing your feeling skill

Throughout life, you’ll use your feeling skills every day.  

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In general

Supporting and understanding how your friend is feeling when they’re upset or worried.  

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In school

Communicating your stress or anxiety surrounding exams with a trusted teacher. 

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In work

Being more aware of how you can save the planet, such as turning sockets off when you do not need to use electricity or taking public transport to work.  

Describing your feeling skill to employers

Sometimes, you may find it difficult to express your feelings or talk about them. Employers will want to know how you deal with your feelings in the workplace. We’ve got some suggestions to help you discuss. 

Think about examples of where you might have: 

  • respected someone else’s opinion even though it’s different to your own 
  • dealt with a classmate during a group project when they were not contributing  
  • helped a friend who was having a difficult time 

Other skills that help you work with others




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