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.

12. You are too stubborn

“Being stubborn, or pretending to know things that you don’t.

If you disagree with someone’s opinion, say why, it will keep the conversation going and start a discussion (hopefully not an argument though). Falsely Agreeing with someone all the time can make you look needy and people see through it.

There’s nothing wrong with admitting you don’t know something, it’s actually a respected trait to have, and again will further the conversation you’re having. Trying to push your ‘false facts’ onto someone is frustrating AF especially if you won’t listen to the other person and be open to the fact that you might be wrong. For example, try beginning the sentence with ‘I’ve heard this…’ or ‘I think this is the difference between A and B’, people will be more open to discussing the topic.” — Alemlelmle

13. You look like you are trying to one-up everyone

“Trying to tell somebody a short story to show they relate to what that person has said, end up sounding like they are trying to one-up that person.” — masterofpuppies1989

14. Your stories are too long

“Telling what should be a short story, but you end up giving way too much detail about unimportant aspects of the story, and now the story is long and uninteresting.” — Vigilantius

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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