Awkward: The Science of Why Were Socially Awkward and Why Thats Awesome by Ty TashiroIn the vein of Quiet and The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth comes this illuminating look at what it means to be awkward—and how the same traits that make us socially anxious and cause embarrassing faux pas also provide the seeds for extraordinary success.
As humans, we all need to belong. While modern social life can make even the best of us feel gawky, for roughly one in five of us, navigating its challenges is consistently overwhelming—an ongoing maze without an exit. Often unable to grasp social cues or master the skills and grace necessary for smooth interaction, we feel out of sync with those around us. Though individuals may recognize their awkward disposition, they rarely understand why they are like this—which makes it hard for them to know how to adjust their behavior.
Psychologist and interpersonal relationship expert Ty Tashiro knows what it’s like to be awkward. Growing up, he could do math in his head and memorize the earned run averages of every National League starting pitcher. But he couldn’t pour liquids without spilling and habitually forgot to bring his glove to Little League games. In Awkward, he unpacks decades of research into human intelligence, neuroscience, personality, and sociology to help us better understand this widely shared trait. He explores its nature vs. nurture origins, considers how the awkward view the world, and delivers a welcome counterintuitive message: the same characteristics that make people socially clumsy can be harnessed to produce remarkable achievements.
Interweaving the latest research with personal tales and real world examples, Awkward offers reassurance and provides valuable insights into how we can embrace our personal quirks and unique talents to harness our awesome potential—and more comfortably navigate our complex world.
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I'm glad that people enjoy it, but honestly being a socially awkward person, much less It doesn't work though, some guy does try to make small talk, asking how I' ve been. They say the Christian life isn't meant to be done alone. . Remember that whatever the Bible says is true about any extrovert is true.
Confessions of a Socially Awkward Christian
First off, lots of kids and even adults struggle with being shy. You're not some kind of social misfit for feeling this way. But 2 Timothy says that "God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. Shyness usually manifests because of some kind of fear. It's one thing to be nervous about giving a speech in history class public speaking is 1 on the list of fears; death is 2 , but it's quite another to be so shy that you are unable to make friends or interact with people at all. This kind of shyness is crippling to your life and is based on fear—fear that you won't be accepted, fear that people won't understand you, fear that you will fail. It is a self-centered state of being that reveals a heart that is desperately seeking approval from others.
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What does the Bible say about social anxiety? the most common mental disorders in the U.S., with social anxiety disorders being number one among them.
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Let me set up a little bit of what being this way is like. I can think of no better scenario than this past Sunday night. Recently, my church started a new young adults ministry led by my friend, B. This ministry has two services a week; one for the young adults in Picayune on Mondays, another for the young adults living about an hour north in the college town of Hattiesburg on Sundays. I know the people that traveled there, but not that well except for B. The fact is trying to say something witty that turns out to not be so witty in front of the people I was with was absolutely terrifying. We finally got to our destination and started setting up for the service.
What does the Bible say about? A Psalm for giving thanks. Make a joyful noise to the Lord , all the earth! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! Know that the Lord , he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.