Awkward: The Science of Why We’re Socially Awkward and Why That’s Awesome

Awkward: The Science of Why We're Socially Awkward and Why That's Awesome Author Ty Tashiro
ISBN-10 0062429159
ISBN-13 9780062429155
Year 2017-04-25
Pages 288
Language English
Publisher William Morrow
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In the vein of Quiet and The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth comes this illuminating look at what it means to be awkwardand 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 overwhelmingan 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 thiswhich makes it hard for them to know how to adjust their behavior Psychologist and interpersonal relationship expert Ty Tashiro knows what its 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 couldnt 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 potentialand more comfortably navigate our complex world

In a Different Key

In a Different Key Author John Donvan
ISBN-10 9780307985682
Release 2016-01-19
Pages 688