Life Coach Magazine


By Zer @the2women


...if these lockers could talk...they'd probably tell you to let that kid from your chemistry class out...

What many have long hypothesized has now been confirmed…high school never ends.

Shocking isn’t it?  The insecurity, fear of embarrassment, and occasional pettiness and tendency towards generalizations follow many through life.

Now let’s see what the experts have to say:

A new study takes a look at what role embarrassment has in a person’s willingness to act in certain situations.

For instance, if you were to see someone walking around with his or her hair (unintentionally) sticking straight up in the air, would you let them know of the error?  Regardless of whether or not you knew them?

This study sought to find a connection between a shy demeanor/fear of embarrassment (which are apparently the same thing) and a lack of willingness to help others avoid embarrassment.

The thought being that fear of their own embarrassment would hinder the helpfulness of these hermits.

What they found can be seen in locker-lined hallways across the globe on a daily basis.  Bashful, shy people are less likely to point out potentially embarrassing flaws than less “sheepish” (their word not mine) personalities.

Could this lack of action come from a desire to not offend or embarrass the person with the flaw?  Yes.

Could this lack of action come from a lack of familiarity with the person with the flaw? Yes.

Could this study have a few flaws of its own?  Yes.

But think of the humiliation.


“What Others’ Embarrassing Moments Say About You”: MSNBC

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