I think it would be easier to have skill level descriptions (from terrible to exceptional) in the player stats container and not only in the character page, to avoid one click every time one wonders what is her current social level.
Also it makes it easier when a skill increases (or decreases after leveling up).
What about making terrible skills written in red, exceptional skills in green and a gradient of colors in between? Or a letter (T, VL, L, A, H, VH, E) near the skill name? Or dots or stars (1 star = terrible 7 stars = exceptional)?