Montreal, Canada, October 26, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Queendom.com, a pioneer in online personality, IQ, and career tests, has released its newest study comparing people with strong versus deficient social skills. Queendom research reveals that social status, work performance, and relationship satisfaction are all impacted, for better or worse, by a person's degree of social competency.
Queendom conducted a research study with over 9,000 participants through their online Social Skills Test. Queendom's statistics reveal that people with underdeveloped social skills are more likely to get lower performance ratings at work, to be less popular among their social group, to be less satisfied with their relationships, and to experience more conflict in their personal life. Gender comparisons indicate that women outscored men on every social competency, particularly in terms of ability to read body language (score of 74 vs. 69, on a scale from 0 to 100), social insight (69 vs. 63), and relationship skills (76 vs. 70). Older age groups were more skilled than younger age groups at reading body language and resolving conflict, and were generally more at ease in social situations.
"Social skills - the ability to build a rapport with others, to read others, to communicate clearly and productively, and to resolve conflict effectively - is indispensable … whether we like it or not, we have to interact with people on a frequent basis," explains Dr. Ilona Jerabek, president of PsychTests. "These are skills that develop with time and experience. The problem is, we learn a lot through the example of others. We interrupt, we finish people's sentences, we don't use empathy, we fight dirty … these are all habits that not only interrupt the flow of conversation, but also take the fun out of interacting with others. Talking to, and being in a work or personal relationship with someone who engages in these habits is not a pleasant experience, and unfortunately, these faux pas can rub off on you."
In their comparison of people with strong vs. under-developed social skills, Queendom's research reveals that:
- 79% of people with under-developed social skills get distracted when they're supposed to be listening to someone (vs. 0% for those with good social skills).
- 80% of people with under-developed social skills snap at others when they are feeling stressed (vs. 1% for those with good social skills).
- 84% of people with under-developed social skills feel ill-at-ease when interacting with people they've just met (vs. 1% for those with good social skills).
- 70% of people with under-developed social skills are uncomfortable in conflict situations (vs. 2% for those with good social skills).
- 50% of people with under-developed social skills think it's ok to interrupt someone during a conversation (vs. 9% for those with good social skills).
- 29% of people with under-developed social skills will steer clear of conversation topics that could be viewed as offensive to a member of the group (vs.82% for those with good social skills).
- 60% of people with under-developed social skills will mostly talk about themselves during a conversation (vs. 3% for those with good social skills).
- When asked to keep a secret, 38% of people with under-developed social skills said that they would. 39% said that they would spill the beans, but only to "one or two other people". 93% of those with good social skills would keep their friend's secret; 7% would share it with one or two other people.
- 65% of people with under-developed social skills feel uncomfortable apologizing when they have committed a transgression (vs. 2% for those with good social skills).
Those interested in assessing their social skills and getting advice on how to improve them can take the Social Skills Test at http://www.queendom.com/tests/access_page/index.htm?idRegTest=3129
Queendom.com is a subsidiary of PsychTests AIM Inc. Queendom.com is a site that creates an interactive venue for self-exploration with a healthy dose of fun. The site offers a full range of professional-quality, scientifically-validated psychological assessments that empower people to grow and reach their real potential through insightful feedback and detailed, custom-tailored analysis.
About PsychTests AIM Inc.
PsychTests AIM Inc. originally appeared on the internet scene in 1996. Since its inception, it has become a pre-eminent provider of psychological assessment products and services to human resource personnel, therapists, academics, researchers and a host of other professionals around the world. PsychTests AIM Inc. staff is comprised of a dedicated team of psychologists, test developers, researchers, statisticians, writers, and artificial intelligence experts. The company's research division, Plumeus Inc., is supported in part by the Research and Development Tax Credit awarded by Industry Canada.
Ilona Jerabek, Ph.D., president
PsychTests AIM Inc.