What are the essential skills/knowledge for a UX designer?

Some essential skills and knowledge for a UX designer are:
-Understanding the user's needs and how to design for them
-Understanding how to create wireframes and prototypes
-Understanding how to conduct user research
-Understanding how to use various design software programs
Additional skills and knowledge that would be beneficial for a UX designer include: -Understanding business and marketing concepts-Understanding web development concepts-Understanding psychology concepts-Understanding human-computer interaction concepts

CRO & UX are a big field, it can be difficult to know where to start 🤔

Most of the guides out there are either too long, too short, or generalize things so much that they do not help you at all.