In any case, I had found myself in a classic cognitive dissonance spiral: every time I predicted something correctly, it only further proved how right I am about everything. But if I was wrong, well, that’s an anomaly; who could have predicted that? I’m right, right?
Basically, every social situation in which I would potentially make a move can be low stress or high stress and low risk or high risk. Stress being defined on how much you feel like you’ll be rejected and risk being how bad the consequences will be if you get rejected and/or engage what is ultimately a failed relationship.