Prevention (Australia) - - Mind -

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.

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