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Philosophy: Skills, Abilities and Knowledge
Skills and Abilities1
- Communicating in logical manner; talking to others to convey information effectively.
- Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
- Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
- Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
- Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
- Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
- Negotiation — Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
- Persuasion — Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
- Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
- Deductive Reasoning – Inferring from a general principle
- Clarifying the nature of interactions between individuals and society.
- Understanding the nature of one’s own beliefs.
- Theories and principles about different philosophic and religious holdings.
- Relationships between the individual and the state.
- Understanding of one’s self and one’s surroundings.
1 Excerpted from O*Net OnLine, US Department of Labor by the National Center for O*Net Development