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Some people experience awkward moments, but it doesn't necessarily impact their relationships too much.
However, for other people, awkwardness can be a way of life where they miss important social cues. This creates painful misunderstandings that lead to social exclusion.
Awkward people tend to see things differently. They highlight parts of their perceptual world that others tend to overlook.
Neuroscience research suggests that awkward people have less activity in their "social brains" and require extra effort when interpreting soc...
Awkward people can learn to feel more at ease in social situations.
The awkward kid may say or do things that others will interpret negatively - such as correcting people's grammar or strictly sticking to rules and routines (which helps them to function but could be perceived as stiff).
Parents can do the following:
The nerdy kid or adult is not all bad.
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