What are soft skills? ‘Soft skills’ is one of those terms that is often used but rarely understood. Soft skills are skills with subjective measures of competence. Are they really necessary? Yes. If you want your career to move beyond the intermediate stage, soft skills are a must.
Data science is more than just a summation of skills. There are externalities that impact both the inputs and outputs of data science. Without soft skills, you can produce data science, but it has limited value to the business.