I think many are familiar with the recent story of ‘Poo Gate’ that swept across social media only a few months back. In that moment the poor girl involved must have felt utterly traumatised and even though she technically did nothing wrong she reacted as nearly every human would!
For those who have no idea what I am talking about here’s the link to a hilarious T.V. interview!
Its safe to say embarrassment is one of the most gut wrenching feelings the human species has evolved to endure.
That sickening overwhelming feeling, boring throughout our bodies like intense heat waves of anxiety, finding its way to every last inch of our existence.
Ok so maybe that’s slightly dramatic but in that moment nothing can feel worse.
However as time passes some are able to reflect back with laughter at there cringyest moments often sharing them with others in a bid to cause a humorous stir amongst friends.
But for some individuals feeling embarrassed becomes the norm, a part of there everyday life, rather than an occasional mishap of behaviour.
This is particularly true to those with social anxiety/general anxiety who constantly fear negative judgement from others.
Feel as if you can relate to this?
For these individuals even the slightest of social mistakes can cause a racing heart and instant red cheeks.
Although it may feel like you want the ground to swallow you up the good news is several studies have actually shown that being embarrassed is considered a positive emotion by others!
This is because embarrassment indicates to people you are aware you have made a social mistake and are willing to rectify and learn from that mistake for the future as oppose to brushing it off like it doesn’t matter.
As a species we humans are preprogramed to migrate towards others who display this trait.
Regularly feeling embarrassed or ashamed has also been strongly linked to personality traits such as trustworthiness and honesty.
Studies have found strong correlations between the two indicating an honest genuine personality often comes from those who get embarrassed the most.
People show a strong preference for others who can admit to mistakes, and are open and honest as appose to lying and engaging in deception.
if you are the overly embarrased and easily blush type of individual then just remember, it is very likely you are a much more genuine, honest and trustworthy character to be around.
Because of this making friends and connections becomes much more effortless, after all people love nothing more than a genuine person they can trust!
This blog is meant as a feel good piece of writing based on my own experiences. It is crafted to uplift and inspire those who are affected by the subject. It is no means a definitive list and should not be taken too seriously. Everyone is unique and special in there own way and should always embrace what makes you different and allow it to push you further.
Much love ♡
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