The DifferenceSkills apply to specific and well defined activities such as solving a mathematical problem.Abilities apply to all human capacities to interpret, imagine, interact, create and solve.
RelationshipA skill is a type of ability.
ExampleA proficient artist develops a technical skill to represent what they see with a pencil or brush. A great artist develops a talent over the course of a unique life. They have the ability to invoke people's imagination and passions with their works.The proficient artist possesses a skill and the great artist possess abilities that might be described as talent or genius.
|Skills vs Abilities
An ability that is possible to teach, test and measure.
A human capacity.
Solving a math problem
Developing a theory of physics.