Awkward

Awkward

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

Book - 2017
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Interweaving the latest research with personal tales and real world examples, this offers reassurance and provides valuable insights into how listeners can embrace their personal quirks and unique talents to harness their awesome potential, and more comfortably navigate their complex world.
Publisher: New York, NY :, William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,, [2017]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ℗♭2017
ISBN: 9780062429155
0062429159
Characteristics: xx, 261 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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jackiedelacruz
Nov 03, 2017

If you're looking for a self-help book I would not recommend this book. However, if you're looking to gain some understanding on how social interaction affects "awkward" individuals or are curious to learn about the differences between an introvert, shy, or awkward person this book would be useful. There is a lot scientific jargon, especially in the third part of the book. Although, I did enjoy reading about the author's personal experiences.

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booksmile
Sep 24, 2017

Rather self-helpy...as in mostly based on one person's interpretation of people rather than a scientific consensus. He specifically creates a separate category of "awkward" people different from introverts or the socially anxious, so skip it if you are looking for more about those issues.
May be helpful for some people that have difficulty learning social norms and rules though?

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