7 Signs You Have Terrible People Skills

"Soft" Skills & Emotional Intelligence Will Help Get You Hired & Promoted

5. Poor Communication Skills

Are you considered a good listener? Can you articulate your own thoughts and ideas in a way that others understand and appreciate?

Good communication skills -- and that means on both the giving and the receiving side -- are necessary to develop the strong interpersonal skills that are so integral to an organization's success. A study done by Rice University showed that communication occupies up to 90 percent of a typical manager's day, so it makes sense that poor communication would be a total career killer.