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The Science of being Awkward

Posted by Pannic, 11 April 2014 · 1,295 views

Through countless social interactions, most of which were unwanted, I've come to the conclusion that I'm a mother effin awkward guy. Being "awkward" by definition is to lack skill or dexterity but society has dumbed it to down mean weird/odd basically. Being weird is completely relative though because my normal isn't yours and your normal isn't mine so in theory someone on earth will think YOU are weird or awkward too!

The reason I say that I'm awkward is that in most social interactions I tend to say something that doesn't really fit the situation. I do this without thinking because an idea pops into my head then I verbalize. Idk why I just do. For example I was in a store, today in fact, and purchased a few goodies and the cashier says "that'll be 16.82" and without thinking I say "Ah the year I was born" and preceded to laugh out loud at my own sillyness because I heard 1682 and thought of something funny to say. She expressed and extreme amount of uncomfortableness and handed me my things. All I really did though was be myself.

That particular experience made me ponder. I realized every time that I did something that could be considered "socially awkward" all I was really doing was being 100% myself. So now I ask a question. Is there really such a thing as "weird", "odd", or "awkward" or is someone saying/doing something we don't really understand, them just being their unfiltered self. And if so isn't that what we all strive for and makes the universe so rad?




Whats normal? Considering everyone is different, there is no way to make a standard of normal.

Whats normal? Considering everyone is different, there is no way to make a standard of normal.


Exactly my point :)

I agree with ajnl :3.

Actually I am kinda socially awkward too lol. °~°

I agree with ajnl :3.
Actually I am kinda socially awkward too lol. °~°


Yea he's spot on. My definition of normal is what ever the majority is.
For example most rock bands have a drummer therefore it's "normal" for a rock band to have a drummer. The same rule applies for social interaction like whats "normal" to say, do, wear, listen to, watch. If everyone does it, it's normal...and bull crap lol

Ha I must say I'm similar when it comes to popping out random, pointless and non topical comments. Then there's just those strange moments like someone says to me "Hi" And I say "Good thank you." Ahhhhhhh. :P

Ha I must say I'm similar when it comes to popping out random, pointless and non topical comments. Then there's just those strange moments like someone says to me "Hi" And I say "Good thank you." Ahhhhhhh. :P


My favorite is when you say bye to someone and then you both start walking in the same direction haha

I like when someone waves, and you wave back, but they were actually waving at someone beside or behind yo hehe..  Unfortunately there is a normal standard though.. The world has set standards that we all go by, and most of the time unknowingly.. People all over the world are in clicks (dunno if that is how it is spelled) each one thinking they are the one to be. There really is no such thing as weird, or strange, or whatever. Each individual is one person in billions, the possibility of any of us being the strange one, is astronomical. Yes we are all individuals, with our own personality, but we are a product of society, be it off the wall or suit and tie, not to mention how our genes really do play a part in the repetitious cycle of sameness. Socially awkwardness, to me is just a personal mindset. In the scheme of things, we are more alike than we realize, but each person makes a mental note to what is awkward..

Me, I tend to linger in hugs just to make them awkward ;)

I also have a problem w whatever pops in my head comes out my mouth..usually viewed as being a smartass? Its just I view most things in life funny......what's that saying ..oh yeah there's who u are..who u think u are..and who other people think u are =)

 Its just I view most things in life funny......what's that saying ..oh yeah there's who u are..who u think u are..and who other people think u are =)

 

dude that's very true 

I also have a problem w whatever pops in my head comes out my mouth..usually viewed as being a smartass? Its just I view most things in life funny......what's that saying ..oh yeah there's who u are..who u think u are..and who other people think u are =)

I have that problem, I say whatever comes into my head,, I guess that is why people either hate me or love me lol

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