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  1. CAJUAN KING says:
    11/12/2017 at 2:52 PM

    That’s is also why our prisons are filled to capacity.

    Why our high school drop-out rate is so high !

    Why so many females yearn to become single mothers !

    Why so many snow flakes went into melt down with Hillary losing !

    1. Wrabble says:
      11/12/2017 at 3:45 PM

      Sorry, plenty of criminals are skilled in social interaction. Consider the street-corner drug dealer for example. He can get along very well with his peers.

      1. CAJUAN KING says:
        11/12/2017 at 3:56 PM

        Wrabble: address my other three comments !

      2. Wrabble says:
        11/13/2017 at 2:03 AM

        Do you have an excessive need to control?

  2. Dean Winchester says:
    11/12/2017 at 3:06 PM

    Kind of ironic (and sick) that social skills and interaction have dropped considerably since the invention of “social media”

  3. joede12 says:
    11/12/2017 at 3:14 PM

    That’s it? I was hoping for at lease a helpful tip or 2…

  4. callmegee says:
    11/12/2017 at 3:30 PM

    The article says that “many don’t realize that they’re lacking” social skills. I wonder how the study participants were judged to be lacking if many do not know they are lacking. If the study used a subjective measure as the key to the entire study, it may not be a very relevant study – that and a relatively small sample.

  5. Wrabble says:
    11/12/2017 at 3:42 PM

    80% of the people are extroverts, 20% are introverts.

    The extrovert has a really hard time understanding, appreciating, or emulating the skillset of the introvert, but the introvert can learn to mimic the extrovert in order to achieve a goal.

    The world has an anti-introvert bias, despite the fact that introverts make significant contributions to civilization.

    1. Pitty says:
      11/13/2017 at 7:59 PM

      Introverts are actually a good half of the world’s population. There are calm introverts and anxious introverts. Same with extroverts, calm and anxious extroverts. But if you look at anxious introverts alone, then yes, it may be around 20-25%. I highly recommend the book “Quiet: The power of introverts in a world that can’t stop talking.”. Bosses take note! Eliminate required group work ASAP! Bill Gates did his best work/inventions alone in a garage! Bill Gates falls within the calm introvert part of the spectrum.

      1. Wrabble says:
        11/13/2017 at 8:34 PM

        I’m comfortable with variances in the assessments of the ratio of extroverts to introverts, although I don’t believe they represent at least half of the population in the USA. I don’t know enough about the rest of the world to make a guess.

        FWIW, Bill Gates and Paul Allen worked in the garage in Albuquerque for only a very brief time. And Gates did NOT work alone – he and Allen worked very closely together and collaborated on everything, from even before they founded their firm. Allen came up with the original name, Micro-Soft and it was Allen who introduced Gates to the Altair 8800.

        Both Allen and Gates were living in Boston when they got the contract to write Altair BASIC for MITS in Albuquerque. While Gates and Allen initially worked together in the garage, they quickly outgrew that space as they added technical staff. Within two years they had established an international office in Japan. They relocated to Bellvue, WA in order to recruit more technical staff.

        I would definitely NOT say that “Gates did his best work in the garage.” The best work from Microsoft came long after the firm had relocated.

        Gates was very big on the team approach to work, but with a painful twist.

        I used to call on Microsoft in the mid- to late-1980s to provide tech support for a computer service. While I liked almost all of my customers at the time, I hated going to Microsoft the most because the culture was so extremely competitive and people had a hard time cooperating with each other.

        Gates would assign the same project to competing teams. He would then choose the winning design and the winning team. Members of the losing team would either get split up into other groups or dismissed from Microsoft altogether.

        Because of that extreme degree of competitiveness, people were very tight-lipped about everything. Also, they didn’t know who to trust and who not to trust, as they may be working on several teams & projects at the same time. That attitude spilled over into all aspects of the company, including “back office” areas.

      2. Pitty says:
        11/13/2017 at 8:42 PM’re arguing over the definition of introversion. Again, check out the book, written by a lawyer who cited valid studies.

      3. Wrabble says:
        11/13/2017 at 8:49 PM

        Huh? I’m not arguing over the definition of introversion in the least! You completely missed the point of what I wrote.

        If you want to get picky, it’s completely false that Gates worked alone in the garage in Albuquerque or that he did his best work there. That was an absurd and unfounded assertion on your part.

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