THAT’S SOOOO EMBARRASSING!
You’ve called someone by the wrong name or tripped walking into the room. We’ve all done it! But before you try to hide your red face, you’ll be pleased to know that being easily embarrassed can be a good thing – it makes you appear more trustworthy, and more generous. A US study suggests that showing embarrassment makes people more comfortable around you and more likely to associate with you. The best way to come back from an awkward faux pas? Another US study has measured this and found diffusing it with humour, scores the most admiration.