What are Interpersonal Skills? - Definition & Examples


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Mrs. Honey, a teacher, learned that her student's military father was being sent to war. Mrs. Honey put herself in her student's shoes and attempted to feel that person's pain. She provided some comforting words for her student.

Which interpersonal skill is Mrs. Honey exhibiting? Choose the best answer.

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When Ava returned home from school, she spoke to her mother about a friend who was gossiping behind her back. Ava told her mother all about her troubling situation. Ava's mother provided Ava with full eye-contact and focus, then Ava's mother paraphrased what Ava was saying to make sure she was understanding correctly. This also made Ava feel heard.

Which of the following interpersonal skills was Ava's mother exhibiting?


Mary attended the funeral of her best friend's mother. Immediately upon seeing her friend, she gave him a warm hug and direct eye contact while telling him that she was truly sorry for his loss.

Which of the following interpersonal skills was Mary exhibiting?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can review different examples of interpersonal skills by completing this engaging worksheet and quiz. These assets will address the different types of interpersonal skills.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assets, you will review the following interpersonal skills:

  • Looking someone in the eyes and paraphrasing what they say
  • Being able to manage your emotions
  • The act of providing comforting words
  • Admitting when you make a mistake

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will help you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the different types of interpersonal skills and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most relevant information from the lesson on interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to review different examples of using interpersonal skills

Additional Learning

See how much more information you can gain about this topic by working through the lesson called What are Interpersonal Skills? - Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the different types of interpersonal skills
  • Learn why interpersonal skills are important
  • Determine how to enhance interpersonal skills