that-stupid-tardis-sound:

SOCIALLY AWKWARD IS NOT TRIPPING OVER YOUR OWN FEET AND THEN GIGGLING AND SAYING “OH I’M SO AWKWARD.” SOCIALLY AWKWARD IS NOT BEING CAPABLE OF SPEAKING TO OTHERS, BECAUSE YOU ARE OVERWHELMED BY THE FEAR OF BEING JUDGED FOR EVERYTHING THAT YOU DO. EDUCATE YOURSELVES.

No. That’s social anxiety disorder, a mental illness. Awkwardness is a trait that stems from social anxiety disorder but is not exclusive to it. Some people have no social anxiety at all and simply aren’t “smooth” or “cool.” This causes them to act awkwardly, often unknown to themselves.

Claiming a trait to be a mental illness is not only as annoying as saying “that’s so awkward” every time anything happens, but also does a disservice to the legitimately mentally ill by way of usurping.

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