Awkward: The Science of Why We're Socially Awkward and Why by Ty Tashiro

By Ty Tashiro

In the vein of Quiet and The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth comes this illuminating examine what it capability to be awkward—and how an identical qualities that make us socially nervous and reason embarrassing fake pas additionally give you the seeds for amazing success.

As people, all of us have to belong. whereas smooth social lifestyles could make even the simplest folks think gawky, for about one in 5 people, navigating its demanding situations is constantly overwhelming—an ongoing maze with no an go out. usually not able to know social cues or grasp the talents and beauty important for tender interplay, we believe out of sync with these round us. although contributors might realize their awkward disposition, they infrequently comprehend why they're like this—which makes it challenging for them to grasp how you can alter their behavior.

Psychologist and interpersonal dating professional Ty Tashiro is familiar with what it’s wish to be awkward. becoming up, he may well do math in his head and memorize the earned run averages of each nationwide League beginning pitcher. yet he couldn’t pour beverages with no spilling and habitually forgot to deliver his glove to Little League video games. In Awkward, he unpacks many years of study into human intelligence, neuroscience, character, and sociology to aid us greater comprehend this broadly shared trait. He explores its nature vs. nurture origins, considers how the awkward view the realm, and supplies a welcome counterintuitive message: an analogous features that make humans socially clumsy might be harnessed to provide awesome achievements.

Interweaving the most recent examine with own stories and actual international examples, Awkward bargains reassurance and offers priceless insights into how we will be able to embody our own quirks and special abilities to harness our remarkable potential—and extra conveniently navigate our advanced world.

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