A skill is the learnt capacity or talent to carry out pre-determined results often with the minimum outlay of time energy or both Examples include:

Academic skills Reading Logic Critical Reasoning Interpersonal communication Speech: listening, talking Nonverbal communication Literacy: writing, reading Motor skills Walking, arts and crafts, craft, sport Skilled labor Innovation Skills Miscellaneous

Charisma Perception Persuasion Procedural memory, knowledge, expertise, fluency Profession Theory of multiple intelligences Thinking and intelligence, IQ