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 , November 08, 2018 updated on November 16, 2021
Abilities are talents and character traits that allow you to do things. These can relate to education, professions and personal pursuits such as hobbies or social life. Abilities may require knowledge but more closely tie to cognitive skills, aptitude and practice whereby you have cultivated a talent that is highly usable. The following are common examples of abilities.
Acting
Aesthetics & Style
Analysis
Applying Ethics & Philosophy
Applying Science & Technology
Architecture
Art
Attention Span
Attention to Detail
Body Language
Calculated Risk Taking
Caring for Animals
Charm
Closing Sales
Coaching / Mentoring
Coding
Compassion
Competitive Spirit
Concept Development
Construction & Trades
Convergent Thinking
Cooking / Baking
Coolness
Cooperation
Costume Design
Courage
Crafts
Creative Intuition & Vision
Creative Writing
Critical Thinking
Cultural Capital
Cultural Competence
Dance
Data Analysis
Debate
Decision Making
Delivering to Commitments
Design Thinking
Divergent Thinking
Drawing
Emotional Intelligence
Entrepreneurial Thinking
Establishing Credibility
Establishing Rapport
Ethos (influencing with authority and status)
Etiquette & Manners
Experiment Design
Eye Contact
Facilitation
Fashion Design
Film Making
Financial Analysis
Financial Control
Financial Planning
Fluid Intelligence
Foraging for Opportunity
Forecasts, Estimates & Predictions
Framing Messages
Game Design
Goal Setting
Grit
Hand-eye Coordination
Handling Ambiguity
Handling Conflict
Handling Criticism
Handling Disappointment
Handling Stress
Honesty & Candor
Humility
Humor
Hypothesis Design
Hypothesis Testing
Imagination
Implementing Instructions,Procedures and Processes
Improv
Industrial Design
Information Architecture
Information Design
Inspiring Others
Interior Design
Introspection
Invention
Investigation
Know-how
Language
Leading People
Learning
Logic
Logos (influencing with logic)
Maintenance & Repair
Managing Expectations
Managing People
Managing Processes
Managing Risk
Managing Tension
Managing Time
Mathematics
Measurement & Optimization
Medicine & Health
Meeting Management
Memory
Model Making
Music Composition
Musical Instruments
Navigation
Negotiation
Objection Handling
Objectivity
Openness & Flexibility
Optimism
Organization
Outdoors & Nature
Painting
Pathos (influencing with emotion)
Performance Art
Personal Resilience
Persuasion
Physical Balance & Coordination
Physical Endurance
Physical Strength
Plain Language
Planning
Play
Politeness & Tact
Politics / Office Politics
Powers of Observation
Pragmatism
Problem Solving
Process Design
Professionalism
Prototyping
Public Speaking
Reaction Time
Reasoning
Recreation & Hobbies
Relationship Building
Research
Resourcefulness
Second Languages
Selective Attention
Self-awareness
Self-control
Self-direction
Self-discipline
Showmanship
Singing
Situational Awareness
Social Intelligence
Social Intuition
Socializing
Spatial Reasoning
Sports
Statistics
Storytelling
Strategy
Structural Design
Studying
Systems Thinking
Tactics
Taking on Responsibility
Teaching
Technology Analysis
Technology Architecture & Design
Test Taking
Thinking in First Principles
Tolerance
Troubleshooting
User Experience Design
Using Technology
Verbal Communication
Video Games
Visual Communication
Visual Design
Wit
Written Communication
Convergent thinking
is the process of answering questions with well defined solutions such as a math problem.
Divergent thinking is the process of answering open-ended questions such as designing something that has never been designed before.
Cultural competence is the ability to cooperate with people with whom you have little or no shared culture.
Message framing is the art of wording things well.
Managing expectations is the process of clearly communicating what you will and will not deliver. It is common for stakeholders to develop wild assumptions about your work that lead to disappointment.
Managing tension is the process of embracing criticism, creative tension and argument without letting it get out of hand to become overly negative or emotional.
Plain language is the ability to explain things in a way that non-experts can intuitively understand.
Systems thinking is the process of considering the broad end-to-end impact of change to complex systems.

Abilities

This is the complete list of articles we have written about abilities.
Ability
Accomplishments
Analysis
Aptitude
Architecture
Art
Attention Span
Closing Sales
Coding
Coolness
Cooperation
Crafts
Critical Thinking
Cultural Capital
Culture
Dance
Data Analysis
Decision Making
Design Thinking
Divergent Thinking
Experiment Design
Eye Contact
Facilitation
Financial Analysis
Fluid Intelligence
Game Design
Goal Setting
Grit
Humility
Humor
Imagination
Improv
Industrial Design
Information Design
Introspection
Know-how
Language
Learning
List of Abilities
Logic
Managing Risk
Meeting Management
Message Framing
Negotiation
Objection Handling
Objectivity
Optimism
Plain Language
Planning
Play
Pragmatism
Problem Solving
Prototyping
Public Speaking
Reasoning
Research
Self-Control
Self-Direction
Showmanship
Socializing
Sports
Statistics
Storytelling
Strategy
Studying
Systems Thinking
Tactics
Talent
Teaching
Tolerance
Visual Design
Wit
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