Poor social skills may affect physical and mental health
A new study says that people having poor social skills experience more stress and loneliness.
This can have a negative effect on their physical and mental health.
The study published in the journal Health Communication is the first of its kind to relate social skills to physical health and not just mental health.
For the study, the team did a survey of 775 people between 18 and 91 years.
They were asked to give answers to questions that measured their social skills, stress levels, loneliness, mental and physical health.
Social skills means the communication skills that allow people to talk with others effectively.