There is no doubt that much of the success in a person's life is based on their ability to relate to others. Technical knowledge, effort, persistence and determination are important for our development. However, it is through interpersonal relationships that we achieve our goals.
There are a multitude of people who have a lot of ability and impressive skills. However, despite everything, they cannot prosper, nor establish stable relationships in a healthy way.
To know how to preserve good relationships it is necessary first to understand the importance of some fundamental social skills. Thanks to them, we are able to properly establish and maintain our bonds of friendship, love and companionship with the people who are at our side.
Human relationships are actions and attitudes experienced when people come into contact with each other, forming groups of two or more individuals. It is this coexistence that guarantees our psychic-emotional development.
We constantly relate to other people. However independent we may be or wish to live in isolation, this is not something that can be achieved in a natural way.
Some scholars usually say that "the individual does not exist without the collective", but what does that mean?
Starting from the principle that man is a social being, one of the ways to study the human being is by analyzing his performance in the collective sphere.
Therefore, as social beings, we must acquire a series of skills that allow us to live in harmony with other people, living with others in a satisfactory and emotionally healthy way.
From birth, we need the help of someone else to ensure our survival. This is the first stage of our social development. At this stage, the newborn is totally dependent on the other to survive. He needs
of someone at your side who will ensure that your essential basic needs are met.
As this individual develops intellectually, that is, as he acquires more knowledge, he becomes more and more independent and no longer needs so much help from another person to satisfy his own needs.
Some people are mistaken in thinking that independence is the height of social development. Others spend their lives striving to achieve their longed-for independence at any cost. However, they forget that some fundamental human needs cannot be met when the individual is alone.
How can someone who is alone feel loved, understood, recognized or admired? How can one share moments of joy, enthusiasm and fulfillment when one is alone? And even if we have many people by our side, if we don't know how to relate in a proper way, we will have the same difficulties as people who live alone or we may encounter even greater problems.
Not knowing how to relate to each other can alienate us from the people we love. And some of these problems in relationships can become dangerous, sometimes causing irreversible damage.