The third requisite is a solid set of interpersonal skills. This means being a good listener and a good verbal communicator who is able to build and sustain positive and productive relationships with others. It means being able to establish and maintain mutual respect. It means having a positive outlook and exhibiting grace under pressure. These positive qualities will motivate others to seek you out. Co-workers will want to have you on their teams and clients will want you on their accounts. Career opportunities will be severely limited for any designer who is perceived to be a lone wolf—defensive, territorial, uncooperative or difficult to understand.