has foot in mouth disease
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: City by the Lake
Social isolation can make social skills rusty, even for normally adept socializers.
My sister is adept, but now complains of being rusty due to the isolation of being a stay-at-home mom.
I feel rusty all the time and fear making gaffs. I seem to often make gaffs. I am paralyzed with fear of this, then embarrassed when I step out of my shell. Eh, so how to make gains within a cycle of retreat?
Practice makes perfect, move it or loose it, no pain no gain?
What do you guys think: What if you missed a great deal of formative/childhood socializing and were never "good" at it? Can one build to reasonable skill or even become adept?
I have a mentor at school who seems quite socially adept, yet swears she had crippling SA in grad school. If I weren't so shy, I'd pick her brain.
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