24: Melissa Dahl | The Not-So-Cringeworthy Truth about Awkwardness


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Melissa Dahl (@melissadahl) is a senior editor covering health and psychology for New York's The Cut. In 2014, she co-founded New York magazine's popular social science site Science of Us. Her first book, Cringeworthy: A Theory of Awkwardness, is out now.

What We Discuss with Melissa Dahl:

  • Awkwardness does not have to make us feel alone -- in fact, the things that make us cringe can serve to remind us of how connected we all truly are.
  • Our concept of ourselves is often constructed externally -- by how we think other people view us.
  • How awkwardness can help us have tough conversations about race, politics, and gender.
  • How we can stop stop reliving embarrassing memories.
  • How to remap and reframe feelings of awkwardness or embarrassment and use them to our advantage.
  • And much more...

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