Issue with skills section of skills & profile tab

Hi, so i've searched the internet and cannot find a similar issue. I've tried changing the theme to a default theme and deactivating plugins. I cannot seem to add more than 2 skills to the skill section of the skills and profile tab. And now, I'm seeing empty skills progress bars as per the screen shot that i cannot seem to get rid of. I even tried to fill them out temporarily so i could remove them using the delete button on the dashboard but once i saved the profile they just reverted back to their original, empty but ever present state.