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.

20. You always want to be the center of attention

“Not recognizing physical queues that someone is not interested in the conversation / wants to be somewhere else

Misunderstanding someone because they cut them off mid-sentence

Always trying to be the center of a group conversation

Generally, treating other people like they’re just NPCs in your own personal world.” — TedTheViking

21. Your humor is too dark

“Try not to be edgy in a group of strangers. You have no idea if they’ll laugh at your dark humor, think you’re a jerk, or be reminded of something traumatic that happened to them. There’s a difference between ‘obsessing about being liked’ and  ‘being mindful of whether you might hurt someone or make them uncomfortable.'” — BrightestHeart

22. You don’t know when to leave a conversation

“Not leaving a situation when the time is right. The secret to life is always knowing when to leave. I know everyone has experienced this to some degree, but don’t be the last one at a party. Don’t hang around the fringes of a conversation when you have nothing left to say. It makes you seem more confident when you know when to leave and not quite so clingy or awkward.” — brickwallwaterfall

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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