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Some insight into their “social skills” (or lack thereof) can be gained by surveying certain properties such as their ionization energies, electronegativities, and atomic radii.
It can be seen that they have some of the highest electronegativities and therefore hold their electrons close, resulting in their relatively small atomic radii, but they are eager to obtain their octets, and are willing to do so by bonding with other atoms to form molecules.
This included work on electronegativities, dipole moments, and valence-state energies.