Do you purposely avoid awkward experiences? I do! I read an interesting article by Dr. Alice Boyes about this topic. The article is as follows:
Sometimes when people use avoiding coping it’s for the purposes of avoiding heavy-duty emotions, however it’s also very common for people to use avoiding coping to avoid milder emotions like awkwardness.
I very frequently see people choosing not to enact their personal values to avoid feeling temporarily awkward. (more…)