#029 Meet Ty Tashiro
Ty Tashiro has a PHD in psychology. He gave a really popular TED talk and he’s the author of a great book called Awkward: The Science of Why We’re Socially Awkward and Why That’s Awesome.
He isn’t shy about the fact that he grew up an awkward kid. He shares some embarrassing blunders and talks about how he’s worked to learn new social skills.
Today, he talks about why we all feel socially awkward sometimes but some people are more awkward than others, what to do when you feel awkward, and how to manage embarrassing moments.
Some of the things Ty and I discuss:
“We all have awkward moments, no matter how socially competent we are.”
“Awkward people psychologically are just kind of wired differently. They essentially see the world differently than people who are socially competent or like what I like to call socially fluent.”
“If you let the other person speak more than you do, they’ll think you’re great.”
Visit Ty’s website – http://tytashiro.com/
Follow Ty on Instagram – @TyTashiro
Buy Ty’s Book – Awkward
To learn more about how to deal with social situations that cause you to feel anxious, visit Verywell Mind. They’re a great resource for information related to mental health.