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Physical slip-ups like tripping over or breaking something have great potential to ruin the momentum of a social situation. For instance, if spiders make you freak out, you will naturally try and avoid spiders. Figure out how you react and take preventative action. Navigating the bedroom for the first time with someone new is sure to lead to some awkwardness along the way. It’s not an overnight transformation, but trust me… it’s worth it. While it's easy enough to shrug off a situation like this, if you're going out of your way to be awkward, you can take advantage of the slip-up by dragging it out. I’d like to change. Any tips/strategies. If you follow these 6 steps, you will be well on your way to becoming a LOT less socially awkward. I’ve been told that I come across as socially awkward to other people. Stop overthinking what you are about to say. 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