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10 Awkward Moments, and 6 Ways to Escape Them

Decreasing Awkwardness

Decreasing Awkwardness
  • Find common interests and discuss them.
  • Encourage others to talk about what interests them.
  • Be gentle or help someone out, even if it is on a small thing.
  • Say something nice about another person or something associated with another person without being phony.
  • Acknowledge the awkwardness. This is especially effective if you can do it in a humorous way.

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