These 30 Mistakes Are Accidentally Making You Come Across As Socially Awkward

If you don’t want to come across as socially awkward, follow this advice from Ask Reddit.

29. You come across as insecure

“Some people care too much what people think of them. Confidence goes a long way, and a big part of being confident is knowing you’ll be alright whether or not people like you. If you do this, people will notice and want you to like them. It’s a subtle change but it really changes a lot.” — DoubleUnderscore

30. You take all of the blame

“You take on all the blame. Sometimes when a conversation doesn’t go well you will start to think this is happening because you are a shit conversationalist, but the thing is, a conversation is a two way street. If that person is not interested in talking to you, it’s not your fault. You might be thinking, if only I’m more interesting or less socially awkward, then this conversation will go somewhere. But think of your other friends, you are interesting enough for them. You just gotta realize that not everyone will like you or get your humor. So if you meet someone like that, just move on and try the next one.” — rain_and_hurricane TC mark

Juliet Lanka

Hater of love. Lover of horror.

Trace the scars life has left you. It will remind you that at one point, you fought for something. You believed.

“You are the only person who gets to decide if you are happy or not—do not put your happiness into the hands of other people. Do not make it contingent on their acceptance of you or their feelings for you. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter if someone dislikes you or if someone doesn’t want to be with you. All that matters is that you are happy with the person you are becoming. All that matters is that you like yourself, that you are proud of what you are putting out into the world. You are in charge of your joy, of your worth. You get to be your own validation. Please don’t ever forget that.” — Bianca Sparacino

Excerpted from The Strength In Our Scars by Bianca Sparacino.

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