COUNCIL CHRONICLE – In addition to leading to depression and anxiety, having poor social skills can also lead to diminishing physical health, claims the latest research.
How Poor Social Skills Might be Bad for the Health
For their purposes, the researchers defined social skills as, “the communication skills that allow people to interact effectively and appropriately with others”.Loneliness was described as being a “desperate search for companionship” and a form of stress.
During the study, 775 adults, aged in between 18 to 91, were surveyed. An analysis of the data revealed a strong connection between weak, underdeveloped social skills, the experience of stress and loneliness, and poor physical health.
Scientists have identified the incessant use of technology, such as texting, as an active deterrent in preventing the development of healthy social skills in young people. Additionally, they note that people who lack well-developed, appropriate social skills might also have a want in their capacity to be socially aware.