Name: Ismia Rahmawati
Class : XII MIPA 5
Today what our exploring embarrassment. Will explain exactly what your brain is doing the moment after you trip in front of everyone and give you our three-step method for brushing it off and moving on. Embarrassment is a biological reaction drilled into our brains by generation after generation of embarrassed ancestors. Embarrassment occurs in a boomerang shaped region right behind the eyes pregenual anterior cingulate cortex but you can just remember it as pacc. It’s time for our three tips to getting over embarrassment.
Step One : Yourself Not To Be The Center Of The Universe
You need to convince yourself that whatever just happened isn’t as big a deal as your mind is rapidly making it. Odds are it isn’t in fact there’s a tested scientific principle call the spotlight effect. That is states that other people don’t notice nearly as many of your guffaws as you think they do. One experiment that tested this had a bunch of college students wear bright yellow and blazed t-shirts to an introductory psych course. Afterwards the students were asked how many of their classmates they thought noticed the ugly t-shirt invariably. The guest number was much much higher than the actual number.
Step Two : Don’t Apologize, Deal With It
The worst thing you can do after calling a lot of attention to yourself is drawing even more attention by apologizing a lot instead downplay the moment. If you incessantly apologize after an embarrassing incident you’re only telling others that this is a big deal and they should treat it as such.
Step Three : Don’t Dwell, Change The Channel
There’s a big difference between embarrassment and shame. Embarrassment is often a natural and unavoidable reaction to an awkward circumstance. But if you continue to fixate on what happened replaying the moment over and over again in your brain, the embarrassment can turn into shame and anxiety. You don’t want to carry that around with you instead imagine your mind it’s a tv and the embarrassing situation as a obnoxious sitcom that’s forever in syndication change the channel and replace that awful sitcom with something positive a good memory or a joke or a book that you read that you really liked anything to get rid of that junk.
let’s recap embarrassment is a completely healthy reaction to an awkward situation. Force yourself to remember that this is a big deal and nobody else’s eyes. But your own don’t apologize instead try to downplay the moment and don’t reply what happened over and over again change the channel.