Summary of Awkward
AWKWARD: The Science of Why We're Socially Awkward and Why That's Awesome by Ty Tashiro, Ph.D. Copyright 2017 by Ty Tashiro. Published by arrangement with William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
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Professor and TED speaker Ty Tashiro, who also wrote The Science of Happily Ever After, has a special faith in awkward people. He urges them to see accepting their oddities and special talents as the doorway to achieving amazing things. He explains that high achievers – whom some other people might see as awkward – have the ability to focus intently on a limited area. They search with zeal for answers to questions outside the mainstream. Tashiro explains the challenges that awkward people face and how they contribute to society. They strive to excel in areas that interest them, like technology, culture or entertainment. If you feel awkward or if you’re a manager who wants to harness the talents of awkward people, you’ll welcome Tashiro’s insights and advice.
In this summary, you will learn
- How awkward people perceive their environment,
- Why awkwardness survives even though the need to belong is a strong human trait, and
- How awkward people can accept their oddities and special talents and achieve amazing things.
About the Author
Ty Tashiro, PhD, a former professor at the University of Maryland and the University of Colorado, is a writer and relationship expert. He also wrote The Science of Happily Ever After.