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Dealing with Embarrassment in College

During your morning jog you get so distracted looking at that hot guy or girl across the quad you run smack into a tree; your friend makes you laugh so hard impersonating your history professor that soda squirts from your noise; your pants split and you’re forced to walk on campus like that the whole day. The scenarios can go on and on but you get the idea: embarrassing moments happen to the best of college students. But instead of thinking that your "life is over," there are some sure ways to reduce all the laughs and stares. To learn how to properly deal with embarrassing moments continue reading below.

The most important thing to do is to never stress about your embarrassing moment. A time machine does not exist, so don’t repeat the scenario in your head hoping things would’ve gone differently. It’s equally important not to turn that moment into a feeling of shame, for instance. Remember that everyone experiences embarrassment at some point in their lives. So it’s just best to accept that feeling of embarrassment straight on. You will feel flustered and your cheeks might turn red for about five minutes but that feeling will pass. But if you do not deal with the situation in a correct manner then those around you may never let the story go, and if they decide to repeatedly tease you you’ll probably get embarrassed all over again. So to prevent this from happening you first need to learn how to laugh at yourself. Having a good sense of humor is vital when trying to control the situation. This is because by laughing, you are in a sense beating them to the punch. Meaning, the people around you won’t tease you if you already think that the situation is funny. Granted they may laugh along with you, but they won’t be laughing at you, which is a really big difference.

It’s also important that when an embarrassing moment happens you try to exude a level of confidence. The more confidence you show the more people will get the feeling that you were not affected by the embarrassing moment at all. And if you were not affected, people won’t pay any attention to you. If anything, depending on the scenario, they may ask if you are ok, but the likelihood of anyone laughing at a confident person in very slim. So talk comfortably, stand tall, and act normally.

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It’s also important that when an embarrassing moment happens you try to exude a level of confidence. The more confidence you show the more people will get the feeling that you were not a

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