anyway my view on this is... given a certain minimum skill-level... more people knowing you = better chances to get onto a project. thats it.
softskills? they are important everywhere and at all times... noone likes assholes, and everybody will avoid spending time with them as best as possible.
"Have only 4 values, but all the edges you want."
"To any man who has slaved to acquire skill in his art, it is most irritating to have his ability referred to as a 'gift.'"