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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 January 21, 2020

                  How to Motivate People Around You and Inspire Them

                  How to Motivate People Around You and Inspire Them

                  If I was a super hero I’d want my super power to be the ability to motivate everyone around me. Think of how many problems you could solve just by being able to motivate people towards their goals. You wouldn’t be frustrated by lazy co-workers. You wouldn’t be mad at your partner for wasting the weekend in front of the TV. Also, the more people around you are motivated toward their dreams, the more you can capitalize off their successes.

                  Being able to motivate people is key to your success at work, at home, and in the future because no one can achieve anything alone. We all need the help of others.

                  So, how to motivate people? Here are 7 ways to motivate others even you can do.

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                  1. Listen

                  Most people start out trying to motivate someone by giving them a lengthy speech, but this rarely works because motivation has to start inside others. The best way to motivate others is to start by listening to what they want to do. Find out what the person’s goals and dreams are. If it’s something you want to encourage, then continue through these steps.

                  2. Ask Open-Ended Questions

                  Open-ended questions are the best way to figure out what someone’s dreams are. If you can’t think of anything to ask, start with, “What have you always wanted to do?”

                  “Why do you want to do that?”

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                  “What makes you so excited about it?”

                  “How long has that been your dream?”

                  You need this information the help you with the following steps.

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                  3. Encourage

                  This is the most important step, because starting a dream is scary. People are so scared they will fail or look stupid, many never try to reach their goals, so this is where you come in. You must encourage them. Say things like, “I think you will be great at that.” Better yet, say, “I think your skills in X will help you succeed.” For example if you have a friend who wants to own a pet store, say, “You are so great with animals, I think you will be excellent at running a pet store.”

                  4. Ask About What the First Step Will Be

                  After you’ve encouraged them, find how they will start. If they don’t know, you can make suggestions, but it’s better to let the person figure out the first step themselves so they can be committed to the process.

                  5. Dream

                  This is the most fun step, because you can dream about success. Say things like, “Wouldn’t it be cool if your business took off, and you didn’t have to work at that job you hate?” By allowing others to dream, you solidify the motivation in place and connect their dreams to a future reality.

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                  6. Ask How You Can Help

                  Most of the time, others won’t need anything from you, but it’s always good to offer. Just letting the person know you’re there will help motivate them to start. And, who knows, maybe your skills can help.

                  7. Follow Up

                  Periodically, over the course of the next year, ask them how their goal is going. This way you can find out what progress has been made. You may need to do the seven steps again, or they may need motivation in another area of their life.

                  Final Thoughts

                  By following these seven steps, you’ll be able to encourage the people around you to achieve their dreams and goals. In return, you’ll be more passionate about getting to your goals, you’ll be surrounded by successful people, and others will want to help you reach your dreams …

                  Oh, and you’ll become a motivational super hero. Time to get a cape!

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