Soft skills, also known as common skills or core skills, are skills applicable to all
professions. These include critical thinking, problem solving, public speaking,
professional writing, teamwork, digital literacy, leadership, professional attitude, work
ethic, career management and intercultural fluency. This is in contrast to hard skills,
which are specific to individual professions.
The word "skill" highlights the practical function. The term alone has a broad
meaning, and describes a particular ability to complete tasks ranging from easier
ones like learning how to kick a ball to harder ones like learning to be creative.
In this specific instance, the word "skill" has to be interpreted as the ability to master
hardly controlled actions.