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Social Skills: For Both High and Low Achievers, Quirkiness Matters

October 12th, 2012

The impact of social idiosyncrasies on a student’s potential is complicated. While no one has a crystal ball to predict how “quirkiness” will ultimately affect life success, here are some thoughts on the subject: Some “A” students are as socially awkward as they are gifted. Unfortunately, high grades alone tend to matter a lot less in the long run than might be hoped. To the contrary, social smarts are a far better predictor of life outcomes than book smarts, but people tend to overlook their importance, as such skills aren’t exactly reflected on a standard report card. As a result,… READ MORE ›