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Symptoms and Causes of Social Awkwardness
  • Feeling nervous or uncomfortable in social situations
  • Bad conversational flow
  • Constantly replaying that embarrassing moment
  • Feeling self-conscious of every little thing you do
  • Being hesitant and timid
  • Trying hard to avoid breaking the social rules
  • Doing the wrong thing at the wrong time

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Four Seconds: The Silent Treatment As Negotiation

Awkward silences have many uses. It can be used to convey power, to exert influence over the other, and to keep the other person in uncertainty. Silence, according to studies, starts to feel unbearable after four seconds.

Often, life’s cringeworthy moments are unscripted and unpredictable, with the pinch being in the ‘unknowable’ aspects.

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