6 min read · 152 saves · 2020-01-23 · Eric Ravenscraft · Though most people develop social skills as children, not everyone manages to hone those abilities during their formative years. If you’re a shy, awkward adult, you may feel you’ve missed your chance to become socially adept. Yet you can learn social skills at any age. Freelance writer Eric Ravenscraft outlines the basic building blocks of emotional intelligence, which help you navigate the complexities of confrontation, group dynamics, friendships, and more. His basic introduction to social skill development offers sound pointers for those who find interacting with others excruciating.