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

28. You keep confusing ‘introverted‘ with ‘socially awkward’

“Thinking that being an introvert is the same thing as being socially awkward. The introvert-extrovert scale runs on the X-axis and social skills run on the Y-axis. It is entirely possible to be a socially skilled introvert just like you can have a socially awkward extrovert.

One of the biggest mistakes I see socially awkward introverts make is conflating those two issues and thinking, ‘well my personality is introverted, therefore I am socially awkward’. Social skills are SKILLS and they can be improved. Thinking, ‘I’m an introvert’, gives people an excuse to not work on or practice those skills.” — minamunu

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