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The Science of Awkwardness

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The Science of Awkwardness

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Embarrassment and prosociality:

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Cringe subreddit:

awkward hug gifs:

Embarrassment:

The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows:

The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows (on YouTube):

“Why Are We Morbidly Curious?” (related Vsauce video):

social rejection and physical pain:

Social awkwardness and genetics:




Psychology experiments that test the breaking of social norms are called “breaching experiments”:

Stage Fright:

Oxytocin:




Oxytocin and fear/anxiety:



negativity bias:

more negative emotions than positive:




Eleanor Roosevelt quote:

“in you 20s and 30s…” quote:

The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows:

The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows (on YouTube):

“sonder” gif:

Why being awkward makes you more likely to succeed

Psychologist Ty Tashiro, author of Awkward: The Science of Why We're Socially awkward and Why That's Awesome, explains why awkward people are more likely to demonstrate striking talent.

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The Science of the Friend Zone

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Limerence:

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The Science of Awkwardness

awkward.........
Sources and extra links below!
me on twitter:
me on instagram:
music by

Embarrassment and prosociality:

Empathetic Embarrassment:




Cringe subreddit:

awkward hug gifs:

Embarrassment:

The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows:

The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows (on YouTube):

“Why Are We Morbidly Curious?” (related Vsauce video):

social rejection and physical pain:

Social awkwardness and genetics:




Psychology experiments that test the breaking of social norms are called “breaching experiments”:

Stage Fright:

Oxytocin:




Oxytocin and fear/anxiety:



negativity bias:

more negative emotions than positive:




Eleanor Roosevelt quote:

“in you 20s and 30s…” quote:

The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows:

The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows (on YouTube):

“sonder” gif:
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The Upside of Being Awkward

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We can all be pretty awkward. Right? Here we cover the psychology of awkwardness. But it's not all bad news. It’s a good thing that we’re aware of ourselves and care about how others perceive us. Feeling awkward can push us to sharpen our social skills. 👌

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Cringeworthy: A Theory of Awkwardness, by Melissa Dahl


Emergence of self-awareness and co-awareness in babies:
Rochat, P., Broesch, T., & Jayne, K. (2012). Social awareness and early self-recognition. Consciousness and cognition, 21(3), 1491-1497.

Gilovich, T., Medvec, V. H., & Savitsky, K. (2000). The spotlight effect in social judgment: An egocentric bias in estimates of the salience of one's own actions and appearance. Journal of personality and social psychology, 78(2), 211.

Gilovich, T., Medvec, V. H., & Savitsky, K. (2000). The spotlight effect in social judgment: An egocentric bias in estimates of the salience of one's own actions and appearance. Journal of personality and social psychology, 78(2), 211.

Brooks, A. W. (2014). Get excited: Reappraising pre-performance anxiety as excitement. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 143(3), 1144. ttps://

Awkward: The science of why we're socially awkward and why that's awesome by Ty Tashiro

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Esauce3 - The Science of Awkwardness

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How To Stop Being Shy And Awkward (Animated)

Do you feel shy or awkward? Do you sometimes get nervous in social situations? Today I show you how to stop being shy and awkward forever!

Feeling shy and Awkward is totally normal, but why is this normal? How come most people on earth are too shy to talk to their crush? Or too scared to talk in front of a large group of people? In this video, we explore why this is the case, and I tell you how I cured my shyness and awkwardness.

To be clear, I am not really talking about social anxiety, social anxiety is something that is more intense. I am just talking about the basic level of shyness, that most of us feel.

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The Science of Awkwardness and How to Overcome it

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According to Merriam-Webster, awkwardness is defined as:

1. Lacking Dexterity or skill
2. Lacking ease or grace
3. Lacking social grace and assurance

But what is it really? I’m going to get a big head right now and swear to paint-by-number Jesus (he’s hanging on my wall now) that everyone reading this has experienced a level of awkwardness (embarrassment) in one way or another. Can it be shyness, embarrassment or perhaps simply feeling out of place? To myself, I feel the most appropriate way to look at awkwardness is to realize that not only is awkwardness a normal everyday occurrence in life, but awkwardness is nothing more than one or more people pretending one or more of the above items in our definition is not present in a situation.

And you know what? There is nothing wrong with that, however, what would our lives look like if we chose to stop responding to the negative social pressures and stigmas of being “different” and simply chose to be “ourselves?” Would we still feel the negative effects of social pressure if we realized that awkwardness is often less about what others think and more about what we, ourselves perceive? In all honesty, this is in fact what is really going on, we quite often believe there is this great big spotlight on us, highlighting our every flaw and indiscretion. I know some of you are laughing but it’s true. Many of us develop a sense of external observance from others akin to the movie The Truman Show.

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• What are some ways you have been able to overcome your own awkwardness?
• What is a personal example of how your entire perception was changed simply by giving another person permission to be an imperfect person?
• Finally, what is the way you notice others experiencing a level of awkwardness and social anxiety as a result of being around you? Yes, YOU! This has likely happened to you more than you realize, once you begin to think about it. I assure you.

Overcoming awkwardness is not something we can overcome with a magic pill or through simple overnight action. Overcoming awkwardness is a process filled with achieving small accomplishments. Moving past social anxiety can have some difficulty involved but the reward far outweighs the cost by providing a pathway to achieving a higher level of achievement in one of the core mental attributes for success to possess: CONFIDENCE! Confidence is the root of reproducible success. Confidence is often what sets the leaders apart from the followers. Confidence shows not only a history of reproducible success, but confidence also shows a measurable level of evolutionary success through progressive failure.
Let’s smash our way right past our awkwardness and social anxiety! Through a little bit of pain and initial discomfort, we can lessen the effects of social pressure by facing our fears head-on and not accepting the regular status quo we’ve grown used to. We can do this!

You’re Welcome. Internet.

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The Science of Laziness

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Neurobiology of Mice Selected for High Voluntary Wheel-running Activity


Mice from lines selectively bred for high voluntary wheel running exhibit lower blood pressure during withdrawal from wheel access


Patterns of Brain Activity With Variation in Voluntary Wheel-Running Behaviour


Current understanding of the genetic basis for physical activity.


Genetic influences on exercise participation in 37,051 twin pairs from seven countries.


Does the difference between physically active and couch potato lie in the dopamine system?



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Why Do We Dream?

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The Science of Happiness!

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Turn Awkwardness Into Confidence

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Social Skills: How Vanessa Van Edwards Turned Awkwardness into a 7-Figure Online Business

Vanessa Van Edwards went from former awkward person to running a 7-figure business.

For anyone who says...

I can't create a business, I'm kinda awkward.

I HATE talking to people. Can I just create a business without talking to people?

I could never grow a business.

Vanessa felt the SAME way.

After facing YEARS of being awkward, Vanessa decided to break down how to be good with people and charisma into a science.

At first, Vanessa started writing blog posts for $30. Today, she charges $25,000 for a presentation and runs a 7-figure company.

Especially interesting?

Vanessa was able to grow in a SUPER random market (the study of people and charisma) without spending money on advertising. If you have a weird idea, you can grow, too.

If you're looking to start a business, this video is for you. Or, if you're looking to grow your existing business, you'll love this video too.

In this video, you'll learn...

0:48 How Vanessa found her passion and business idea
2:12 Two major ways Vanessa makes money — copy these!
2:32 The #1 weirdest project Vanessa has done for a company
5:12 Strategies Vanessa grew using YouTube (and how you can too)
6:33 What DIDN’T work for Vanessa’s business
7:57 How to attract the right customers — and avoid the wrong Wongs
9:32 #1 piece of advice for people writing a blog post or book

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The Science of Love

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It turns out the brain in love looks strikingly similar to one on drugs like cocaine! Find out what drives love, and why we simply love being in love.

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2) Memoirs of an Addicted Brain - Marc Lewis

Anxiety/awkwardness

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Social awkwardness is completely normal and there is nothing wrong with you, it’s only a lack of practice that’s it so stop judging yourself and being way to hard that you need to be. Practice socializing every single day and take note of what you could improve on and repeat it.
Challenge yourself to talk to 2 complete strangers everyday for the next 30 days. It can be as simple as asking for the time or directions. As you progress through this exercise you’ll notice that awkwardness becoming a normal thing and it subsiding.

If you have any tips which helped you in social situations, please leave them in the comments below.

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How To Stop Being Socially Awkward & Weird

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Stephen King on types of scary stuff:

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terrible and terrific etymology (it's called amelioration):

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creepy things kids say:

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