OK, let me go and say something I've been telling people for awhile.
Your competency at a profession is not based on any one skill. It is based on if you have the skills that SUPPORT that skill so you can use it, and thus have a job and a career.
- If you're the world's greatest artist and have no social skills, you're probably not going to get hired, or even let people be aware of your talent.
- If you're the world's greatest writer and you're disorganized and ever complete anything, that legion of half-finished novels will never see an audience.
- If you are a brilliant programmer and don't know the industry you're in, then you will not be able to deal with clients, make plans, and get the job done.
For that matter if you're a brilliant ANYTHING and can't do a job search, network, and market yourself you're probably in trouble anyway.