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Hilarious Comics Any Socially Awkward Introvert Can Relate To

Hilarious Comics Any Socially Awkward Introvert Can Relate To

Some people are blessed with the gift of being able to go through daily social interactions like graceful gazelles. Then there’s the rest of us. We’re the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeers of gazelles. For us oh-so-lucky individuals, these daily interactions are hell.

This hilarious comic artist managed to capture the exquisite pain of trying to perform basic levels of socialization and somehow failing miserably every time because you’re an awkward introvert. You can watch a cute little bee turn into a big blob of awkwardness in all the social situations that routinely give us nightmares.

Here are some particular gems that are sure to bring back painful memories:

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When you say goodbye only to realize you’re both going the same way and you can practically cut the awkwardness with a knife.

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    You’re to used to being on autopilot in social situations that you manage to mess up the simplest question and embarrass yourself forever.

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      When you get a new haircut and you absolutely hate it but you’re physically unable to tell the hairdresser.

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        You find something funny on the internet and then watch your soul grumble to dust as your friend sits there in silence.

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          When you’re walking with friends and you’re always the one who gets awkwardly pushed to the back when the sidewalk narrows.

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            All those times you’re midway through telling a story only to realize it’s not at all interesting or funny, but you already started, so you just have to watch yourself crash and burn.

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              Bed time? No. We call this time “Reflect On All My Past Mistakes” time. The pain is just as fresh as if it happened yesterday.

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                When someone is far enough behind you that you don’t know if they’re coming through the door, so you hold it open and watch as your good deed turns into a failure.

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                  The artist behind these is a native German, whose English comics found a huge fan base on Tumblr. Perhaps you’ve seen one of her comics elsewhere on the internet, as their painfully relatable humor continues to resonate with the socially awkward crowd. On how to pronounce her complicated username, she offers this:

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                  How to pronounce my url: Something like FLOK-si-NO-si-NY-HIL-i-PIL-i-fi-KAY-shuhn but I can’t even do it myself. Wiktonary [sic] says that floccinaucinihilipilification is “The act or habit of describing or regarding something as unimportant, of having no value or being worthless”.

                  Featured photo credit: Lame Selfie Bee/floccinaucinihilipilificationa via floccinaucinihilipilificationa.tumblr.com

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                  Last Updated on May 17, 2019

                  This Is What Happens When You Move Out Of the Comfort Zone

                  This Is What Happens When You Move Out Of the Comfort Zone

                  The pursuit of worthwhile goals is a part of what makes life enjoyable. Being able to set a goal, then see yourself progress towards achieving that goal is an amazing feeling.

                  But do you know the biggest obstacle for most people trying to achieve their goals, the silent dream killer that stops people before they ever even get started? That obstacle is the comfort zone, and getting stuck there is bound to derail any efforts you make towards achieving the goals you’ve set for yourself.

                  If you want to achieve those goals, you’ll have to break free from your comfort zone. Let’s take a look at how your life will change once you build up the courage to leave your comfort zone.

                  What Is the Comfort Zone?

                  The comfort zone is defined as “a behavioural state within which a person operates in an anxiety-neutral condition, using a limited set of behaviours to deliver a steady level of performance.”

                  What stands out to me the most about that definition is the last part: “using a limited set of behaviours to deliver a steady level of performance.” How many successful people do you know who deliver a steady level of performance?

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                  The goal in life is to continually challenge yourself, and continually improve yourself. And in order to do that, you have move out of your comfort zone. But once you do, your life will start to change in ways you could never have imagined. I know because it’s happening right now in my own life.

                  Here’s what I’ve learned.

                  1. You will be scared

                  Leaving your comfort zone isn’t easy. In fact, in can be downright terrifying at times, and that’s okay. It’s perfectly normal to feel a little trepidation when you’re embarking on a journey that forces you to try new things.

                  So don’t freak out or get overwhelmed when you feel yourself getting a little scared. It’s perfectly normal and all part of the process. What’s important is that you don’t let that fear hold you back. You must continue to take action in the face of fear.

                  That’s what separates winners from losers.

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                  2. You will fail

                  Stepping out of your comfort zone means you’re moving into uncharted territory. You’re trying things that you’ve never tried before, and learning things you’ve never learned before.

                  That steep learning curve means you’re not going to get everything right the first time, and you will eventually fail when you move out of your comfort zone. But as long as the failures aren’t catastrophic, it can actually be a good thing to fail because …

                  3. You will learn

                  Failure is the best teacher. I’ve learned more from each one of my failures than I have from each one of my successes. When you fail small, and fail often, you rapidly increase the rate at which you learn new insights and skills. And that new knowledge, if applied correctly, will eventually lead to your success.

                  4. You will see yourself in a different way

                  Once you move out of your comfort zone, you immediately prove to yourself that you’re capable of achieving more than you thought was possible. And that will change the way you see yourself.

                  Moving forward, you’ll have more confidence in yourself whenever you step out of your comfort zone, and that increased confidence will make it more likely that you continue to step outside your comfort zone. And each time you do, you’ll prove to yourself again and again what you’re really capable of.

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                  5. Your peers will see you in a different way

                  Whether we want to admit or not, people judge other people. And right now, people view you in a certain way, and they have a certain idea of what you’re capable of. That’s because they’ve become accustomed to seeing you operate in your comfort zone.

                  But once you move out of your comfort zone, you’ll prove to other people, as well, that you’re capable of much more than you’ve shown in the past.

                  The increased confidence other people place in you will bring about more opportunities than ever before.

                  6. Your comfort zone will expand

                  The good thing about the comfort zone is that it’s flexible and malleable. With each action you take outside of your comfort zone, it expands. And once you master that new skill or action, it eventually becomes part of your comfort zone.

                  This is great news for you because it means that you can constantly increase and improve upon the behaviors that you’re comfortable with. And the more tools and skills you have at your disposal, the easier it will be to achieve your goals.

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                  7. You will increase your concentration and focus

                  When you’re living inside of your comfort zone, the bulk of your actions are habitual: automatic, subconscious, and requiring limited focus.

                  But once you move out of your comfort zone, you no longer rely on those habitual responses. You’re forced to concentrate and focus on the new action in a way you never do in your comfort zone.

                  8. You will develop new skills

                  Moving out of your comfort zone requires that you develop new skills. One of the many benefits you’ll experience is that you’ll be stepping away from the “limited set of behaviors” and start to develop your ability and expertise in new areas.

                  Living inside of your comfort zone only requires a limited skill set, and those skills won’t contribute much to your success. Once you can confidently step outside of your comfort zone and learn a new skill, there’s no limit to how much you can achieve.

                  9. You will achieve more than before

                  With everything that happens once you move out of your comfort zone, you’re naturally going to achieve more than ever before.

                  Your increased concentration and focus will help you develop new skills. Those new skills will change the way you see yourself, encouraging you to step even further out of your comfort zone.

                  Featured photo credit: Josef Grunig via farm3.staticflickr.com

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