The main difference between Skill and Aptitude is that the Skill is a learned ability to carry out a task and Aptitude is a ability; competence to do a certain kind of work at a certain level
A skill is the ability to carry out a task with determined results often within a given amount of time, energy, or both. Skills can often be divided into domain-general and domain-specific skills. For example, in the domain of work, some general skills would include time management, teamwork and leadership, self-motivation and others, whereas domain-specific skills would be used only for a certain job. Skill usually requires certain environmental stimuli and situations to assess the level of skill being shown and used.
People need a broad range of skills to contribute to a modern economy. A joint ASTD and U.S. Department of Labor study showed that through technology, the workplace is changing, and identified 16 basic skills that employees must have to be able to change with it. Three broad categories of skills are suggested and these are technical, human, and conceptual. The first two can be substituted with hard and soft skills, respectively.
An aptitude is a component of a competence to do a certain kind of work at a certain level. Outstanding aptitude can be considered “talent”. An aptitude may be physical or mental. Aptitude is inborn potential to do certain kinds of work whether developed or undeveloped. Ability is developed knowledge, understanding, learnt or acquired abilities (skills) or attitude. The innate nature of aptitude is in contrast to skills and achievement, which represent knowledge or ability that is gained through learning.According to Gladwell (2008) and Colvin (2008), often it is difficult to set apart an outstanding performance due merely to talent or stemming from hard training. Talented people as a rule show high results immediately in few kinds of activity, but often only in a single direction or genre.
Capacity to do something well; technique, ability. Skills are usually acquired or learned, as opposed to abilities, which are often thought of as innate.
Discrimination; judgment; propriety; reason; cause.
Display of art; exercise of ability; contrivance; address.
Great, excellent. 1980s–1990s
To set apart; separate.
To discern; have knowledge or understanding; to know how (to).
To know; to understand.
To have knowledge or comprehension; discern.
To have personal or practical knowledge; be versed or practised; be expert or dextrous.
To make a difference; signify; matter.
To spend acquired points in exchange for skills.
Natural ability to acquire knowledge or skill.
The condition of being suitable.