Being socially awkward is tough. It limits your options and gives you unneeded stress while in normal situations. Luckily, there are people out there who have successfully overcome the pains of social awkwardness and are ready to give useful advice on how to overcome these stressful social struggles.
Meet Dan. He's been socially awkward all his life. As a sufferer of Asperger's (a conditions that makes it difficult for people to socially interact with others), he grew up shy, bullied and awkward. Luckily, with hard work and perseverance, he was able to overcome his social struggles and come out of his shell. Today, he gets invited to speak on TedX and other speaking platforms to talk about how he overcame his social awkwardness. He also runs ImproveYourSocialSkills.com, a website that aims to help those who are struggling with their lack of social life.
Today, Dan visited Reddit to discuss his life as a sufferer of Asperger's. He also talked about how he managed to work his way out of being socially awkward and offered some advice on how to feel less shy and more socially empowered in everyday situations.
One question asked was "What are some little things you can do to make yourself less shy?"
Dan, who used the handle Cookiemobsta, answered,
Honestly, I think there were two big lessons that I learned from my lack of social skills.
Dan said advice from a professional can help you distinguish. "Unless you're a licensed professional, you can't. So if you think you might have Asperger's (or if you just struggle socially in general) I highly recommend that you book an appointment with a therapist."
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